BIG AJAR FARMS
Big Ajar Farms (BAFs) is a farming and Seed producing Company as well as mechanized services provider, aggregator, and storage services provider in the Upper West region of Ghana.
The Company produces rice, maize, cowpea, soya beans, groundnut, sorghum, and millet, both grain and seed. BAFs, is now a certified seed producer and a member of the Seed Traders Association of Ghana (STAG).
We produce quality grains and hybrid seeds for your maximum yield and profit. The produced seeds are tested at the seed unit of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA), Wa branch of the Upper West.
The company offers ploughing & harrowing, shelling and storage services as well as the aggregation of grain surpluses. With well managed and efficient machines coupled with our well trained and qualified operators, we deliver to your satisfaction.
We offer quality ploughing and harrowing services
Affordable and reliable shelling services
We offer storage and aggregation services
A 500 MT, capacity warehouse for storage and aggregation services, we buy your surplus grain of maize, soya bean, cowpea, rice, groundnut, millet or sorghum at the prevailing market price.
For the sake of fairness and customer satisfaction, we use recommended calibrated weighing scales of the Ghana Standards Board Authority to measure for the right amount and price.
OUTGROWER CONTRACT MANAGEMENT OUTLINE
BAFs, also runs an outgrower scheme where rural smallholder farmers are registered and supported with inputs (seed, plowing and free technical assistance) on credit and pay in kind during harvest. This arrangement is part of the Company’s effort to limit the presence of physical cash transaction with the household farmer.
We give input support to outgrowers
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BAFs, is currently executing joint projects with a host of development partners within the region. The projects are geared towards enhancing the production and supply capacity of the smallholder farmer.
THE ADVANCE PROJECT
The Agricultural Development and Value Chain Enhancement Project is a Feed the Future initiative of USAID. The project aims at increasing grain supply in selected staples, soya beans, maize and rice in the value chain. ADVANCE II is an extension of the ADVANCE I Project which ended in 2013.
THE RICE SECTOR SUPPORT PROJECT (RSSP)
The rice sector support project is an initiative of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) which seeks to encourage and promote commercial farming in rice.
THE GHANA WAREHOUSE RECEIPT PROMOTION PROJECT (GWARP)
This initiative is funded by AGRA and is being implemented by the Ghana Grains Council (GGC). The
GWARP Project is aimed at enhancing rural livelihoods by increasing profits in agriculture, through the development and promotion of a warehouse receipt system, which comes with the construction of a 500 MT warehouse capacity to which BAFs is the certified operator of the facility.
ATT/IFDC CROP UP-SCALING PROJECT
With funding support from ATT/IFDC, BAFs is facilitating an up-scaling project to increase in supply seeds of drought resistant crops to be made available for farmers in Northern Ghana.
Up-scaling of drought resistant crop varieties
One of the varieties being up-scaled is the newly released Sanzal-sima maize variety. Others include Ewulo-boyo, Bihilifa, Wandata, Abontem, etc.
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We an office complex for capacity building and training in Agriculture
We provide free extension services
The Company strongly believes in good agricultural practices for good results. To this, BAFs provides free extension services for outgrowers.
MESSAGE FROM THE MANAGEMENT
“At BAFs, we believe quality input facilitation is the key to quantity yield expectation as far as sustainability in agriculture production is concerned. Quality process for quantity yields, our HALLMARK”.