Timtooni Agro Supplies

About

Timtooni Agro Supplies is an input dealership supplying out-grower farmers with ploughing support, general sales of seed, agro-chemicals and fertilisers with an agreed buy-back and aggregation of maize, rice and vegetables. Timtooni Agro supplies Avnash and Tamanaa with rice and the World Food Programme with maize. The company has a customer base of 6,500 farmers (of which about 80% are currently women) in about 25 communities in Karaga and Mion districts in the Northern Region, with each farmer cultivating an average of 2acres. The company has three sales outlets and one main shop in Sang. The partnership with the MADE programme started in 2014 and the company has since aggregated 12,000MT of rice and 16,000MT of maize.

MADE interventions

  • Recruited two extension volunteer agents from the National Builder Corps to assist in the distribution of inputs, and educating farmers and monitoring their fields. 
  • Provided out-growers with demonstrations and training on good agricultural practices and the proper and timely application of inputs. 
  • Facilitated relationships with other MADE partners, such as Tamanaa Enterprise, which supplied Timtooni Agro Supplies with improved seed. 
  • Facilitated links with output market buyers for vegetable crops.

Impacts

  • Increased access to inputs, credit and markets. The business makes provision for input credit support to all its vegetable farmers because it has control over the marketing of vegetables and therefore easily finds buyers. 
  • Increased understanding of good agricultural practices and the proper application of agro-inputs. Extension volunteers provide support relating to the sale and distribution of fertiliser to smallholder farmers and also extend technical support. 
  • Increased yields. The average yield for maize has been raised from 4 to 10 bags (100 kg) per acre. 
  • Experienced consistent growth in revenue as a result of increased sales to a rapidly growing clientele.
Location

Contact information

Business name: Timtooni Agro Supplies
Address: P.O. Box TL 1046, Tamale
Region: Northern
Contact person: Mohammed Mutaka Mahamud
Job title: Managing Director
Phone: 024 988 7628 / 020 679 8622
Email: mohammedmutaka@yahoo.co.uk

Products and services

Products: cereals, vegetables
Agricultural inputs: fertiliser, inoculant, pesticide, seeds, weedicide
Crop services: marketing, mechanisation
Farm advisory services: field demonstrations, good agricultural practices

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

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