My last blog gave you an insight into my life here in Kumasi. With this one I would like to show you the company that I'm working with, Green Afro-Palms. I am just coming to the end of my 7th week and have finally finished my analysis of Green Afro-Palms. Therefore, the last 5 weeks of my time will be spent implementing the recommendations made to the CEO but, those are for the next blog. Before that let me introduce you to Green Afro-Palms.
Green Afro-Palms (GAP) is a business centred on the cultivation of oil palm and the efficient processing of all its valuable products such as palm oil (CPO), palm kernel oil (PKO), palm fibre cake (PFC) and palm kernel nuts (PKN). GAP is currently providing improved crude palm oil (CPO) milling and marketing services to small scale farmers, processing of CPO and performing best farm management practices for oil palm plantation.
GAP’s business can be split into 3 main areas. The first is agro-processing which entails the operation of a milling factory in Mankranso district currently providing services for the extraction of palm oil with production capacity of 10 tonnes of CPO per week. The second area is farm management which is done in the form of adopting and managing plantations owned and lacking proper care by small scale farmers. These farmers become GAP associates and are educated on best farm management practices. The third area is sensitization which involves educating the people of Ghana on the benefits of palm oil cultivation and encouraging young people to get involved in the palm oil industry.
In the future Green Afro-Palms hopes to expand across Ghana and then throughout Africa reducing poverty through job creation as they expand. They plan to ensure a greener environment for a better future by tackling climate change and finally, they want to boost Africa’s production from the palm oil crop.
Follow the link below if you would like to learn a bit more about GAP and their activities.
Hope everyone is doing well