Agroecom Ghana Limited (AGL), has been adjudged the outstanding Commodity trading Company of the year at the Ghana Business Standard Awards event at the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel on Friday 16th October 2020.
The event organized by KN Unique Communications and endorsed by the Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Industry, recognized the contributions of 34 distinct businesses for setting the standard in the Ghanaian business and corporate landscape.
Agroecom was awarded for its sterling contribution to the growth of the cocoa industry and for prioritizing the wellbeing of the cocoa farmer.
Established in the year 2013, the company has worked closely with farmers and improving the lives of rural communities.
The company works with over 140,000 farmers and over the last 5 years has resulted in premium payments and community infrastructure developments of over 40 Million US Dollars in the Ghanaian economy.
Agroecom operates the largest sustainability program in partnership with COCOBOD to provide traceable and sustainable cocoa from Ghanaian farmers to chocolate manufacturers.
As part of its community development projects, the company collaborates with its international partners to invest in areas such as health, education and access to potable drinking water.
It has established over 35 schools, refurbished and renovated 25 schools, built 7 hospitals, built 50 computer classrooms and installed 352 community boreholes that provide good drinking water to over 500,000 cocoa farmers.
Over a period of 7 years, the company has trained over 140,000 smallholder cocoa farmers, provided close to 30 million high tech cocoa seedlings to these farmers and pruned over 10,000 cocoa farms in the last 3 years.
Business head of AGL, Mr. Ibrahim Menkeh said, “It is an honour to be recognized for our contribution to the Ghanaian cocoa sector.”
“For the past seven years, we have been cognizant of our business operations to ensure strict compliance to industry standards and regulatory requirements as well as project the best interest of the cocoa farmer.”
“The company is committed to innovate and provide the Ghanaian farmer the requisite knowledge and support to grow their farm yield and income.”
Agroecom Ghana Limited is committed to uphold industry standards and propel innovative ideas in the agricultural sector that translates into growth of the industry.