Duri Farms Company Limited

About

Duri Farms Company Limited is located in Bulenga, in the Wa East District of the Upper West Region. The company undertakes commercial farming and operates an out-grower scheme to produce maize, soybeans, groundnuts and sorghum. It supports 2,600 smallholder farmers (of whom 80% are women), providing them with bundles of inputs as well as threshing and aggregation services at the end of the farming season. Each farmer cultivates 3 acres. Duri Farms has raised the yields and improved the incomes of these farmers through the provision of ploughing services, certified seeds, weedicides and training. The company first partnered with MADE in 2017. In 2019, it aggregated 3,000MT of maize, 1,120MT of soybeans, 200MT of groundnuts and 150MT of sorghum.

MADE interventions

  • Organised on-farm demonstrations every season to showcase new varieties, yields of improved seeds and good agricultural practices.  
  • Recruited, trained and deployed 11 Farm Enterprise Advisors (FEAs), responsible for supervising the smallholder farmers and teaching them good agricultural practices. 
  • Facilitated commercial links with large buyers including Premium Foods, Ghana Commodity Exchange and Yedent.
  • Facilitated relationships with other MADE partners such as Antika and Seyan Enterprise.

Impacts

  • Expanded the out-grower network from 1,200 smallholder farmers in 2017 to 2,600 in 2019. 
  • Established a 97% crop recovery rate for the company’s out-growers. 
  • Encouraged more smallholder farmers to participate in village saving and loan associations, which has helped them to diversify. 
  • FEA advice and training on good agricultural practices, has enabled farmers to increase yields from 1MT of maize per acre to 2MT per acre, as well as improving the quality of their produce.
  • Increased understanding of good agricultural practices and proper application of agro-inputs.
Location

Contact information

Business name: Duri Farms Company Limited
Address: P.O. Box 2, Bulenga, Wa East
Region: Upper West
Contact person: Mashood Dori / Tidoo Mohammed Aminu
Job title: CEO / General Manager
Phone: 024 528 3670 / 055 368 8268
Email: dorifarms7@gmail.com

Products and services

Products: cereals, legumes
Agricultural inputs: fertiliser, inoculant, seeds, weedicide
Crop services: mechanisation, transportation
Farm advisory services: fall armyworm control, good agricultural practices, post-harvest management

The information in this profile has been gathered from the agribusiness enterprise.
Profile updated: October 2020.

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