The mangoes procured by us in Ghana are grown by countless small farmers. The mango harvest takes place over a very short period of time and is subject to extreme fluctuations. The result is that the quality of the fruit varies highly and the farmers are unable to earn a stable income. Our goal is to stabilize and increase the farmers' crop yields through training to enable them to help themselves.

In Ghana the main mango harvest season only lasts from June to August. Since the fruits are difficult to transport and store, the farmers are unable to sell their entire mango harvest. On top of this, at the beginning of the season a lot of the fruit is not yet ripe, but towards the end of the season many mangoes fall victim to insects and rot in the trees. This happens because farmers have a lack of knowledge of efficient cultivation methods and don't know how best to take care of their mangoes. This results in unstable income.

Many small farmers lack the knowledge necessary to get the most out of cultivating mango trees. Together with our suppliers in Ghana we provide training to sensitize the farmers to good agricultural practices. We provide the financing for an expert who can show the farmers how to improve mango cultivation with some simple methods.

Two model farms serve the farmers as a practical example. Here we show them how they can change their cultivation techniques for the better. They can also immediately track the effects of the changes they have made in cultivation techniques.

Farmers can increase their income by stabilizing crop yields. We advise and assist them in financial planning to ensure this has long-term effects. In this way the farmers learn to budget their income and to make targeted investments in their production.

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