About AFRIGHANA FARMS (GH) LTD - GHANA
Gherkin Cultivation, Exporters of Pickled Gherkins and Vegetables
Gherkins and commercial cucumbers belong to the same species (Cucumis sativus) but are from different cultivar groups. They are normally picked at 4 to 8 cm in length and pickled in jars or cans with vinegar (often flavored with herbs, particularly dill) or brine. Although, many vegetables including beetroot, cabbage and peppers are sold in pickled form, the highest demand and consumption in the world is for picked gherkins. India, Sri Lanka and Vietnam are the major producers and exporters of pickled and preserved gherkins. Netherlands, France and Germany are major countries that import prepared and preserved gherkins.
Afrighana Farms’ main target customers are wholesale clients who buy gherkins for retail repackaging and vegetable processors. The company will focus on converting promising leads into wholesale and retail customers based on Afrighana Farms’ credibility with long-term contracts.
Our operational plan consists of 2 key areas:
01. Agriculture – Development of farms, growing gherkins and other vegetables for processing
02. Processing – Pickling gherkins and other vegetables
Afrighana Farms has acquired a site of 3.75 acres with a 10,000 sq ft processing facility. The processing facility has the capacity to handle 60 MT (metric tonnes) of vegetables per day.
3.75 acres of Processing Site with a 10,000 sq.ft
Processing Capacity of vegetables / day.
Awards & Achievements
In 2013 The Company Through Hard Work Won Silver Award (National Awards for Export Achievers) For Export Of Asian Vegetables
In 2014 The Company Through Hard Work Won Silver Award (President’s National Awards for Export Achievement) For Export Of Fresh Yams
In 2015 The Company Through Hard Work Won Gold Award (President’s National Awards for Export Achievement) For Export Of Asian Vegetables
our Management team
Our Board of Directors and senior Management staff has multi-disciplinary experience and coupled with many years of business start-up experience and entrepreneurship.
Mr. Manny AddoDirector
Mr. Kandasamy KugathasanManaging Director
Mr. Karunaharan KanthasamyDirector
Ms. Gaziza RayDirector of Finance
Mr. Narayan SubramoniamDirector
Mr. Pon SatheesanTechnical/Agriculture Director
TRACK RECORD & CONTRIBUTIONS
Srighan Farms has recorded a number of achievements and milestones involving awards and significant collaborations
Significant collaborations – due to their scale of operations covering a large part of the country and also wide range of vegetables, the company has been
identified for collaboration with the University of Ghana agriculture
department for research on key pests affecting the quality of vegetables for
export from Ghana. Additionally, the company has been part of important
projects with GhanaVeg.
Employment creation – the company has substantially increased employment over the last few years from 3 employees when it started operations in 2002. This is in relation with permanent employment and does not include part time
workers that are engaged during peak seasons.
Srighan had been a contributor of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) to those employees who are employed on a permanent basis
Contributions & Support 2
Source of livelihood for 3,000 farmers within the rural areas in 5
administrative regions of Ghana – Central, Greater Accra, Eastern, Volta and
Ashanti. Women form a significant portion of the total number of farmers for
example 33% for Central Region and 23% for Eastern Region.
Farmer support – Srighan Farms registers all farmers it works with, supplies them with seeds and key agro-inputs for cultivation, provides training to the
farmers and certification according to Green Label standard.
Foreign exchange – major source of substantial foreign income as majority of the local produce are exported to Europe, USA and Canada. Indeed, the target of the company is to make turnover of USD 12.5 million by year 2022 which
would be largely repatriated back into the country thereby contributing to the
NTE foreign exchange target by the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA).
Our Proud Partners & Collaborators in successful means of business. Because of them we are the leading Exporter.
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