Sustainable Contract Farming Solutions for Africa
A pure play contract farming company providing reliable and affordable agro products under long term supply contacts.
GOFarm views itself as an “entrepreneurial catalyst”, matching capital with deep strategic and operational value-addition which enables us to sponsor a transaction, by recruiting local partners as well as operating partners that bring relevant domain expertise and networks to accelerate growth for any viable project.
GOFarm is a platform for West African underserved Industrial Agriculture needs by matching capital with deep strategic and creative operational value-addition to exploit market opportunities. GOFarm distinctive “flexible capital” model enables it to customize each opportunity by recruiting local partners as well as operating partners that bring uniquely relevant expertise and networks to accelerate growth, bankability and project business model refinements.
This tailored approach harnesses more specific project business case realities with more relevant investment capital to bridge the intellectual, human and financial capital scarcity that is often prevalent in Africa today.
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1. Private – Farmer Model
Poultry sector made an impressive mark in promoting contract farming as an effective institutional alternative for promotion of broiler production.
Contract poultry farming managed to free the small farmers from the worries of production and market planning of the poultry products.
2. Private Consortium - Farmer model
Party A, Party B and Party C can jointly promote contract farming . Under the system, A supplies agri-inputs and know-how, B provide farm credit to the farmers and C buys back the farm output. In this model, farmers benefit through the assured market for their produce in addition to timely, adequate and quality input supply including free technical know-how;
A benefits through supply-chain efficiency; while B and C benefit through assured clientele for their products and services. The model can he extended by including insurance firms, warehouses and manufacturers of equipments and machinery.
3. Public-Private-Farmer model
The Ministry of Agriculture under ‘tripartite public-private partnership’ can propose contractual cotton cultivation program.
The farming focus will be on cluster villages in these districts and the contract farming facilitation will be through supply of credit-linked quality inputs to the farmers enrolled under the project which will be organized through the agricultural extension centers.
The farming model would also receive incentive support from various State and Central Government schemes.
4. Industry - Research Institute- Farmer model
An international company can a ask a Grower to plants the company’s crops on his land, and the company provides selected inputs like seeds/saplings, agricultural practices, and regular inspection of the crop and advisory services on crop management. This model of contract farming, provides new options for farmers, productivity increases, and the introduction of, modern technology.
5. Private-Community Grower Group-Farmer Model
Private Sector undertakes contact farming with Community Grower Groups (CGG) having large acreage, on a profit-sharing basis. Farmers are trained in-house in scientific organic farm management and certification.
Community Grower Groups are promoted through non-governmental-organization or sell-help group or registered association. They follow fair trade practices where-in middlemen are eliminated, child labour is banned, men and women are given equal status, and transparency in trade is maintained.
In the process, they bring to rural areas the best of organic processes and water management techniques, thereby educating and empowering farmers. The crops cultivated include Banana, Wheat, Cotton, Papaya, Pineapple, Basmati, Mango, Soybean, Tur, Black Gram, Green Gram, Tumeric, Grapes, Bengal Gram, Groundnut, Sesame and Cashew.