HPW Fresh & Dry Fruits is a medium-sized company in Ghana drying tropical fruits that are exported to Switzerland and distributed from there to several supermarkets in Europe. From its inception, HPW made a deliberate choice to source its raw materials requirements from medium and smallholder farmers. The partnership between HPW and 2SCALE aims at securing HPW’s sourcing of mango and pineapple by strengthening the capacity of SHFs in productivity, quality supplies and organizational cohesiveness.
Build the capacity of farmers in good agricultural practices and post-harvest handling
Set up a Spraying Service Provider scheme (partnership CropLife)
Support varietal change on old orchards on trial basis
Support POs in acquiring necessary machine on a loan basis and managing of a machine pool for hiring to farmers
Upgrade processing lines at the factory
Facilitate EDAIF support for 3 POs
The partnership aims to support 2000 smallholder farmers (500 women) to develop the skills and competencies needed to link to the vegetable/ fresh fruit industry and to include 12 SMEs (3 female-headed). The volume that is anticipated by the lead partner equals 6,000 tons per annum of mango and 6,000 tons per annum of pineapple by 2017.
Dried mango and pineapple for the European retail market
CropLife Ghana (industry association)
MOFA (extension services)
GIZ (technical assistance)
Export Development and Agriculture Investment Fund – EDAIF