Lovely People. After years of fantastic life experiences, I am now ready for a new big change, a DREAM COME TRUE!.
Greetings from Farmer Stephen Bio Amankwah. 27 years of age, Operation Officer for Cocoa Company (Agroecom Ghana Limited), Entrepreneur and Teacher. Farmer by birth, started with parents rearing sheep and cultivating Maize because we live at a town “Sunyani” in Brong Ahafo Region-Ghana, a Region which is the leading in production of Maize, Root and Tuber in the country. Has Degree in Business Management. Recently, applied to read masters in Agribusiness Management. As a global citizen, volunteered with AIESEC International to Bahrain to educate students on Entrepreneurship coupled with taking care of the aged. Back home have been active with social projects within the local community across communal labor, Education (Entrepreneurship, HIV, and Teenage Pregnancy), Health and Administration.
Agriculture is predominantly on a smallholder basis in Ghana. Majority of farm holdings are less than 2 hectares in size, although there are some larger farms and plantations particularly for rubber, oil palm and coconut and to lesser extent, rice, maize and pineapples. The main system farming is traditional which involves the hoe and cutlass tools mostly used making production low.
Agric Land Area in Ghana 13,600,000 hectares, 221,000 hectare is under Formal irrigation. The greater area of Informal irrigation which climate affects leads to total low production. The climate in Ghana is tropical.
Donation of blood to save lives, material donation to Orphanage Home yearly has become a habit. Imagine we were to choose our lives- religion, culture, race. No one would have wanted to live in a poor home. Is not our fault that we come from the street. Life chose us. One 10 year girl once lamented on one of my missions to orphanage home said “Why was she was not born into a rich family, she will ask this question when she meets her creator’’. Poverty is the main reason which is interrupting in many ways.
I am creating this crowd funding to support start up Mechanized farm. We are Cultivating Yard Long Beans, and Maize on 10 acres of land. In Future we seek to rear livestock. Out of every profit from sales, 50% will go into charity/community activities thus moving people from the street which have started . There will be so much peace, if those on the street are been catered. Business will employ and pay them monthly this will reduce unemployment in the country. Will embark on regular awareness on community issues such as teenage pregnancy, robbery, entrepreneurship. Also will encourage Youth into Agriculture.
The average age of farmer in Ghana is 55 years.40 %remaining profit will be use to expand the business thus enter into other cash crops such as Moringa, Sesame, Tumeric among others. 2 in 1 project.
Agriculture has long been recognized, in particular, by developing economies as the critical sector that could help achieve the much needed global goal of poverty reduction, in a much more sustainable way. Ghana government seeing that need has embarked “Planting for Food and Job” this project is encouraging farmers to produce more. The government now buys most of the farmers produce which has widen the market share.
In the long term, We seek to assist the local government unit in its campaign for job creation and food. Agriculture in Ghana accounts for 20% of our GDP.
We will maintain contacts with every single donor (minimum $1) and provide monthly update on activities so they will witness how their dollar(s) is changing lives positively. Every donor is part of the business.
Free 1 week local meal for any contributor of any amount who visits the farm from abroad.
Those donating $25 and more will have Postal Card posted to their location.
Those donating $50 and more will have African made scarf posted to their location.
Those donating $100 and more will have Postal Card, African-made Scarf and bracelet (at their discretion) their name engraved on bracelet, posted to their location.
Those donating $600 and more will have Postal Card, African-made scarf, bracelet (at their discretion) their name engraved on, customized T-shirt and additional surprising Ghanaian souvenirs which symbolizes our culture.
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Expenses on 10 acres of Land.
Fertilizer and Manure- $2,300.00
Drip Irrigation Material- $600.00
Multi-purpose Farm Power Tiller-$1900.00
We want to establish this farm business to finance our charity works which have already started. Please help us to set up this business and make our and others dream come true.
BIG DREAM INSPIRING BIG ACTIONS.
Educating and Awarding some hardworking students. It served as motivation to others.
2018 Christmas celebration with Frankmay Orphanage Home, Techiman Brong Ahafo Region and others.
At times, not everything is about money but the sincere smile heals. God Bless Us All.
African-made bracelet with name engraved on.
Handmade African scarf.