Fumbisi Agro-Farmers

About

Fumbisi Agro-Farmers undertakes commercial contract production of maize, rice, soybean and sorghum. The company offers land leaseholding for its smallholder farmers who are women, and provides composting/organic farming and conservation farming practices to all its smallholder farmers. Fumbisi Agro-Farms provides key benefits to its numerous cooperative members, including donkey ploughing and transport, credit support for market linkage inputs, good agricultural practices and Farm Enterprise Advisor (FEA) services, farm demonstrations, farm clinics and field trips. The company works with 600 smallholder out-growers (30% women) in four districts. It joined the MADE programme in 2017 and aggregated 2,000MT of maize, 5,000MT of rice and 1,000MT of soybean in the 201819 season. 

MADE interventions

  • Recruited, trained and deployed two FEAs and one FEA manager. 
  • Facilitated links between tractor and mechanisation service providers and smallholder farmers. 
  • Introduced cooperative savings for farmers. 
  • Facilitated linkages with extension services from the Ministry of Food and Agriculture for remote, underserved farmers. 
  • Provided demonstrations and training to smallholder farmers on compost and conservation farming practices. 
  • Facilitated commercial relationships with other MADE partners (Akandem Farms, Simple Prince, Noyine Maltinga and Savanna Agri Chains) for market links and farm services.

Impacts

  • Increased smallholder outreach from 400 to 600 between 2017 and 2019. 
  • Increased access to inputs, credit and markets. 
  • Increased understanding of good agricultural practices and proper application of agro-inputs. 
  • Facilitated timely application of farm inputs. 
  • Improved financial forecasting and planning for smallholder farmers. 
  • Increased yields of maize from 18 to 32bags (50kg) per acre, and of rice from 35 to 45bags (50kg) per acre, between 2017 and 2019.
Location

Contact information

Business name: Fumbisi Agro-Farmers
Address: P.O. Box 4, Navrongo
Region: Upper East
Contact person: Akapata Isaac Gaylord
Job title: Founding Director
Phone: 024 287 4845 / 020 591 3191
Email: iakapata@gmail.com

Products and services

Products: cereals, legumes
Agricultural inputs: fertiliser, pesticide, seeds
Crop services: mechanisation, planting
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: September 2020.

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