Crop Doctor Ghana Limited, an entity within ECOM Ghana, and the leading agribusiness company, has donated agro inputs worth GH¢75,000 to the various regional, metropolitan, municipal, directorate of services, and district directorates of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) in support of the 37th National Farmers’ Day Celebration.
The agro inputs donated include 4,400 bottles of Penox (rice weedicide), 500 bottles of Zukadoc (vegetable insecticide), and 400 bottles of Ogyama (weedicide for cassava and vegetables).
National Farmers’ Day is observed on the first Friday of December annually to honor farmers and fishermen who work tirelessly to provide food for the nation. This year’s event was held on December 3, 2021, at the Adisadel College Park in Cape Coast, with the theme ‘Planting for Food and Jobs – Consolidating Food Systems in Ghana’.
To cap off the day during the colorful event, Sudhir Kumar, Business Head for Crop Doctor, emphasized that “farmers are the backbone of the nation and contribute tremendously to our livelihood. Crop Doctor is committed to assisting our cherished farmers through various collaborations with MOFA and other stakeholders. We are thrilled to contribute to the Farmers Day celebration on an annual basis.”
The beneficiaries thanked the Crop Doctor team for their generosity after receiving the items. “A special thanks to Crop Doctor Ghana Limited for the donation and for ensuring that this year’s celebration, as in previous years, is a success. The items are extremely beneficial and will significantly contribute to the overall success of this year’s Farmers’ Day.”
Crop Doctor Ghana Limited (CDGL) is one of Ghana’s most renowned agricultural input companies and respected brands. CDGL collaborates with over 500,000 Ghanaian farmers to understand their needs and to provide innovative, environmentally friendly, and cost-effective solutions through its agrochemicals, fertilizers, seeds, farm tools, and equipment.
With products like Sharp Power, Rock Star, Agradaa, Nicotop, Commander, Swift, and others becoming household names, Ghanaian farmers have reaped the benefits of increased yield and improved farm health.
Crop Doctor collaborates with a number of farmer cooperatives and farmer unions, including Cocoa Life and Fairtrade-certified organizations, to better understand their needs and provide the best input and services. Crop Doctor Extension Officers provide agronomic advice to farmers on a daily basis providing agronomic advice.
Since its inception in 2015, Crop Doctor has evolved into a one-stop shop for all farming needs, providing farmers with seeds, fertilizer, pesticides, personal protective equipment, farm tools, and machinery. Its business model aims at “Serving Farmers to Create Prosperity in Rural Communities.” More than 50 well-trained agronomists and technical officers work with farmers on a daily basis, training them on best farming practices and providing all necessary support.
It also has a dealer network of over 200 distributors across the country, and it supports the government’s vision of increasing farmer yields and net disposable income through the provision of innovative farm implements, knowledge, and high-quality agro-inputs at reasonable prices.
Crop Doctor has introduced new ‘Micromec Solutions’ to small-holder farmers in order to modernize Ghanaian agriculture and make farming easier, more efficient, and profitable by using innovative, highly efficient, and cost-effective farm machines and tools. Micromec Solutions delivers high-quality farm machines for land preparation, planting, crop maintenance, harvesting, and post-harvesting, as well as irrigation and after-sales service.
It also provides flexible payment options, allowing farmers to use the equipment without worrying about their cash flow. As part of our offerings, customers can take advantage of complimentary post-purchase services and training.
The machinery is intended to meet Ghana’s agricultural challenges, and it is simple enough for both men and women to operate. That aside, it is intended to provide opportunities for young entrepreneurs to engage in rental or lease services, especially with harvesting and various post-harvest solutions.