Maize is an important cereal or staple in Ghana. It is consumed by nearly every household. The essence of this cereal can’t be overstated as the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) emphasizes that maize accounts for more than 50% of the country’s total cereal production.
The IFPRI further explained that despite contributing the large chunk of Ghana’s total cereal production, the maize yield remains one of the lowest in the world.
Complementing the IFRI, the Food and Agricultural Organization says that in 2015 maize production declined by 4% compared to the 2014 level. So, maize is a big deal in Ghana.
Considering that this amount of maize produced is likely not enough for Ghana’s 25.9 million population, there is the need to ease the buying and selling of the maize that is available.
A challenge that may not bring this to fruition is the transportation of the maize from where it is produced to markets across the country. As we know, the farmers who cultivate this maize are in the countryside.
To, therefore, remove or get rid of some of these barriers or issues of buying, selling and transporting maize, wtradeghana.co is making it possible to purchase maize without stress.
Launched in 2016, tradeghana.co source its maize directly from farmers so that you can get the lowest price and the highest quality.
In addition, the startup works with small and large transport companies in Ghana. Customers can transport 100kg of maize for as low as 6 cedis and it currently delivers maize in Accra, Kumasi, and Tamale among other towns.
The laudable efforts of tradeghana.co will not only be felt by buyers and sellers alone, it will also assist farmers to prevent the rot of their maize harvests by ensuring the quick movement of this staple.