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Faranaya Agribusiness Ltd and 2SCALE have just launched a technology for sorghum farming in the northern part of Ghana. The new tech called DryCard basically helps farmers and aggregators manage the moisture content in the grains to reduce post-harvest losses.
First developed by the Horticulture Innovations Lab under the Feed the Future Initiative, DryCard is being promoted by a development programme called Towards Sustainable Clusters in Agribusiness through Learning in Entrepreneurship (2SCALE) and Faranaya Agribusiness Ltd.
Jalil Zakaria, the team leader of 2SCALE in Ghana said DryCard is “an affordable mechanism to support farmers in particular to check moisture content in grains and is expected to improve grain quality for the market and consequently increase the income of farmers by selling quality grains.”
He also said the programme is setting out to intervene in the food value chain. The areas it is lending its support include animal protein, staple crops such as rice, maize, sorghum, cassava, fresh produce (onion) and oilseeds such as soya and groundnuts.
The 2SCALE project is forecasted to affect about 750,000 smallholders farmers of which 50 percent would be women and 40 percent youth.