2SCALE introduces dry card for reducing moisture in crop produce


By Fatima Anafu Astanga, GNA 

Bolgatanga, Dec. 14, GNA – A Dry Card
technological know-how, which is to fix put up-harvest losses and administration of grains has
been introduced to enter dealers, farmers and little scale agribusiness
enterprises in Bolgatanga.

The advertising of the dry card technology is
In direction of Sustainable Clusters in Agribusiness as a result of Mastering and
Entrepreneurship (2SCALE) an organisation concentrated on establishing agribusiness
clusters with essence to ensure food stability, good nourishment and
sustainability.

Mr Jalil  Zakaria, 
country  Group Leader of  2 SCALE 
said his outfit  tailor-made its
intervention in the meals benefit chains emphasising on animal protein, poultry,
smaller ruminants, honey and staple crops these as rice, maize, sorghum, cassava,
orange flesh sweet potato, oil seed driven by company instances.

He observed that most farmers have challenges
with deciding moisture meter in advance of harvest and storage and higher than all value
of equipment for checking humidity content in grains was not available for  farmers and exactly where obtainable, were  expensive for any one particular farmer to afford.

According to him, 2SCALE had labored effectively in
four Francophone and four Anglophone international locations and added that the first stage
of implementation of 2SCALE was concerning 2012 and 2018 and the new stage of 5
several years is among 2019 to 2023.

2SCALE 
is envisioned to incubate and speed up agri business clusters  about small business champions in the food items price
chains for  3 dimension
aspects,  which entail compact
enterprises, producer organisations  to
grow to be specialists and self-sustaining in the development of items and
entry to marketplaces.

Mr. Zakari said  2 SCLALE 
experienced plans to  Improve
livelihoods  of 750 ,000  small holders of which 50 per cent would  be women and 
engage  40 per cent youth. 

In accordance to him, the organisation would
backlink 5,000 micro tiny and mediums enterprises build 60 private and general public
partnership in all 2SCALE providers in Ghana with in general goal of ncluding
enterprises by enhancing entry to very good nutrition, enhancing livelihoods.

Mr Bukari stated 2 SCALE  impacted properly with implementation  of the dry card In 8 countries and 4
francophone international locations in particular in Mali Niger, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast  and four 
Anglophone namely Nigeria ,Ghana, Ethiopia and Kenya and indicated that
the  successful activities in individuals
nations around the world could be replicated in Ghana.

Mr. Clifford Yeboah- Manson   said promoters of the dry Card engineering
who supplied information and facts on methods the Dry card performs indicated that the card
contained a cobalt strip and when placed in grains at airtight stage, dries up
create within 60 minutes.

Mr Manson extra that only Agro enter dealers
would be delivered the Dry Card for distribution and profits to intrigued farmers
and agriculture organization enterprises.

2SCALE is funded by the Dutch Ministry of
Overseas Affairs and the interventions 
are carried out by a consortium of organisations including the Bop
Innovation Centre (Bo Pinc), The 
Worldwide Fertilizer Growth Centre (IFDC), SNV, a Dutch
Organisation and the Section of Inclusive Green Progress of the Directorate
Typical of Global Cooperation of the Dutch Ministry of Overseas Affairs
(DGIS).

GNA

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