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Chemico Ltd Partners Ched to Promote Farmers Health

Foremost agrochemical firm, Chemico ltd is set to reaffirm its commitment to the welfare of cocoa farmers in the Western Region through the execution of a free health screening outreach.

Backed by the partnership and support of the Cocoa Health and Extension Division of COCOBOD, CHED the social intervention project is set to come off on Thursday 28, November 2019 at Wasa Akropong in the Western Region.

“We are delighted to be able to extend this CSR gesture to our esteemed farmers in the Western Region, specifically Wasa-Akropong. Indeed Wasa Akropong and its adjoining towns are noted for their enormous contribution to cocoa production in this country; that is why we made the decision to take this initiative to this important cocoa farming hub.

Going forward, we are confident that other key cocoa producing areas in the country will also benefit from subsequent editions of this noble initiative,” said Kwame Obeng Agyina, Technical Consultant at Chemico ltd.

 

The project is structured as a free health screening cum mini fair. While the screening exercise will focus on examining the health status of some 4,000 farmers, a mini fair designed to give sponsors an opportunity to exhibit their products and promote adherence to proper input application will also take place simultaneously.

 

The project will also explore a wide range of issues, including, market linkages, financing, best practices in agrochemical use, impact of climate change on the environment ,impact of negative farming practices, focused training and capacity building sessions.

 

Chemico Limited as Main Sponsor

In furtherance of its commitment to cocoa farmers, Chemico ltd has absorbed the cost for the maiden edition of the initiative deliberately designed as an end-of-year gesture for cocoa farmers.

As part of the main event structure, CHED /Chemico ltd representatives will sensitize farmers on the importance of strict adherence to stipulated guidelines for the safe administration of agrochemical products and the hazards that could result from improper handling of such products.

The company’s efficacious headline products like Cocofeed, Akate Master and Cocosett will be made available to farmers at discounted prices to encourage snap-sales.

Project Rationale

The cocoa sector is a significant area that provides sustainable jobs and food for millions of Ghanaians. Over the years, however, climate inspired challenges coupled with poor management on the part of farmers have led to a myriad of challenges for the sector. The project therefore seeks to rapidly improve the health of cocoa farmers and consequently improve their capacity for better performance.

Background

Chemico ltd. is a 100% Ghanaian –owned business which was birthed in 1976 as a management buyout of the Agency and Distribution interest of ICI Ghana. ICI had been established in 1959 to formulate and distribute the remarkable cocoa insecticide Gammalin20 (“PP Kumakate”)

The company is the first company to own and operate a fertilizer blending plant in Ghana for the provision of specific fertilizer grades for specific crops; the company has made good its mission statement of becoming the leading provider of quality chemical products and services for all sectors in industry and agriculture in the sub-region.

As a leading agrochemical formulator, the company is also proficient in the formulation of insecticides and foliar fertilizers as well as repackaging agrochemical powders and liquids.

Inspired by a pledge to prioritize innovation and respect for the environment, Chemico ltd has consistently demonstrated its standing as Ghana’s foremost agrochemical firm by providing farmers and other allied stakeholders with relevant products.

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