Agro Ecom Ghana Limited, a licensed buying company has been awarded with business excellence award, Gold category at the 14th Ashanti Business Excellence Awards recently in Kumasi.
The award ceremony which was organised by Top Brass Ghana Limited under the auspices of Manyhia Palace was in comemoration of the Diamond Jubilee of Ghana’s Indepenpence
The objective of the awards was to acknowledge the essential contribution of the business community to the development of Ashanti since Ghana’s independence 60 years ago and to honour deserving enterprises.
The awards committee comprised institutions such as Association of Ghana Industries , Bank of Ghana, National Insurance Commission , Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ghana Export Promotion Authority and the Ghana Tourist Authority.
Agro Ecom Ghana is part of the Ecom Group which is a Swiss based commodity merchant and sustainable supply chain Management Company with operations in over 40 countries world-wide.
In Ghana, Agro Ecom is a member of Cocoa Buyers Association of Ghana (LICOBAG) and works with over 140,000 farmers. The Company has the vision to show that through its innovation and entrepreneurship, it helps build prosperity. This means that everything the Company does is based on the principle of building wealth for the farmers and buys and sells other crops such as cashew and sesame.
The Company guides and trains farmers on how to reach sustainability and high quality, certified produce as well as create awareness of broader social and environmental issues. Agro Ecom provides input products that yield healthy crops and offer innovative micro-finance options and also runs a large logistics business with a fleet of almost 150 modern trucks.
The company constantly innovates, creates efficiencies and empowers its farmers to grow their businesses. This has positioned the LBC at the forefront of changing the industry, driving a unique business model that safe-guards the future of cocoa and other crops in Ghana whilst building prosperity in rural community.