Gifts Food Culture (GFC)

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Gifts Food Culture (GFC): Organic Foood and Smock Cloth Production

Wa, Northern Region, Ghana
Year Founded:
2013
Organization type: 
hybrid
Project Stage:
Start-Up
Budget: 
$1,000 - $10,000
Scaling strategies launched within the past 6 months:
Organizational Growth
Trainings, Consultation
Open Sourcing
Campaigns
Industry Standards (labels, certification, awards, etc.)
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Gifts Food Culture (GFC) was incorporated to produce groundnut paste for family and friends on a free basis as a niche market.
GFC head office is located in the Wa municipality; Upper west and precisely at Kambali-Chekor with regional and district distribution representatives.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

Healthy Organic Food Feeding, and Clothing Humanity
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Eradicate hunger, minimize poverty, creating job opportunity, providing health natural food to the world, etc. Please contact or Whatsapp Mabel (+233) 0540636796 for discussions. Enquire from her Mabel is into this production and others. She is one of the best professionals. Website: www.giftsorganicnutsngrains.com Contact Number: (+233) 0540636796 Email: info@giftsorganicnutsngrains.com

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

GFC has embarked on several outreach programs to educate these farming communities. We have done training for farmers on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) on groundnut farming, technical advisory and support among others as well as Women Empowerment Programs (WEP). We are constantly working with Farmer Base Organizations in the Northern region. Under WEP; we take participants through rigorous trainings on business ethics, how they can successful run their businesses etc and our Business Advisory Centre in these communities. Visit Website: www.giftsorganicnutsngrains.com

Awards

Engine Business Plan, Business Linkage for Invest in Africa.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

GFC has embarked on several outreach programs to educate these farming communities. We have done training for farmers on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) on groundnut farming, technical advisory and support among others as well as Women Empowerment Programs (WEP). We are constantly working with Farmer Base Organizations in the Northern region. Under WEP; we take participants through rigorous trainings on business ethics, how they can successful run their businesses etc and our Business Advisory Centre in these communities. Website: www.giftsorganicnutsngrains.com

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility, we have supported women to form cooperatives to do groundnut farming where we assist them with free land preparation and supply of inputs. One of our main aims of forming cooperative for women is to give them bargaining power as well as expose them to benefit from other initiatives. Under our Business Advisory outreach program we have been given certification from our partners and recognized to give business trainings and supports. Our partners under this initiative are Rural Enterprises Program (REP) under National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI), and UNTAD/EMPRETEC.

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

GFC undisputedly has adopted backward integration strategy with its raw material suppliers that is groundnut farmers and has since integrated them into GFC family which has given them input support and technical training right from land preparation, to planting, harvesting and post harvest cares. GFC also provides business advisory to our partners and/or cooperatives under our value chains and has recognition from National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) under their Rural Enterprises Program (REP) and UNTAD/EMPRETEC
Sustainability
Funding: How is your project financially supported?: 
individual donations or gifts - 12%
foundation or NGO grants - 20%
corporate contributions - 10%
grants or contracts - 25%
earned income (product or services sales, licensing, franchising, consulting, financing, etc.) - 45%
other - 30%

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

Work with groundnut farmers to produce high quality aflatoxin free organic groundnuts as well as manage thousands of hectors of groundnut farms by 2025. Produce healthy aflatoxin free groundnut variety products to meet local and international demands via our modern furnished factory and well experience staffs as well as proper management of our well integrated marketing plans and strategies.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

Gifts Food Culture (GFC) was incorporated to produce groundnut paste for family and friends on a free basis as a niche market. However, this primary objective changed gradually as we began having more demands for our groundnut paste via referrals from friends and the demand grew locally as well as for international market when friends buys to send to relatives outside Ghana in UK, Canada, Netherlands, USA just to mentioned few. We are currently working with all farming communities Upper West region and still counting in the Northern region of Ghana
Team

Founding Story

Market Development Program (MADE-GH); UK-DFID Funded Farmer Pride (FP) Social Enterprise Africa (SEA) National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI)

Team

Market Development Program (MADE-GH); UK-DFID Funded Farmer Pride (FP) Social Enterprise Africa (SEA) National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI)