The status of Newage Agric Solutions Limited as Ghana’s leading agriculture entity has been affirmed by the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG) naming it as Ghana’s Marketing-Oriented Agric Company for 2022. This conferment that was done on Saturday, September 30, and is a testament to the three-year-old company’s growth over the years.
A citation from CIMG to the company indicated” “Your corporate mission speaks to providing excellent, well-researched agribusiness solutions aimed at transforming lives and businesses of those you encounter; and by the estimation of our assessors, you have lived this mission by making it a reality.
“You have already become a household name among the farming communities with your innovative and solution-based initiatives that continue to resonate with your numerous publics. Your ability to identify with numerous challenges of the farming community and assign persons with the requisite know-how in agro-solutions to deal with them remains one of your hallmarks.”
According to CIMG, Newage Agric Solutions Limited’s approach to its human resource has seen staff of the company encouraged to generate pioneering solutions for situations on the ground, which in turn has positively affected the company’s bottom-line performance.
“The CIMG, together with our team of assessors, recognised the strides you are making even in your short existence and duly confer on you, Newage Agric Solutions, the CIMG Marketing-Oriented Agro-Based Company of the Year 2022,” the citation read.
According to Managing Partner of the firm, Roland Quaye, having worked with multinationals for so long and having paid their dues, a group of them left to establish Newage and do something different, embarking on a different challenge; and this recognition proves that their vision to change the agriculture landscape of Ghana is on course.
“As Africans, we wanted to prove a point that we are capable of embarking on such journeys to transform our continent. Many years down the lane, we’ve grown to be one of the most revered agric companies in the country.
“It hasn’t been an easy journey; getting financing was very tough; getting accreditation and credibility was even tougher, but by the grace of God, through all the storms, we are here today. We are now Ghana’s number-1 agric company and we’re proud of it,” he stated.
About Newage Agric Solutions Limited
Newage Agric Solutions Limited was incorporated in 2019 but commenced operations in 2020. The company has a youthful staff and management. After 3 years of operations, the company boasts the following innovations and brands:
Chi-Gaba: The Chi-Gaba project is a social enterprise initiative to boost local production of some selected grains and cereals in Ghana, as well improve the living standards of rural farmers. So far, over 13,000 smallholder farmers have been supported.
Nserewa: Nserewa is an agro-lifestyle project that affords largely corporate people to contribute to agriculture, especially in food production, through sponsoring farmers with the aim of making decent returns on their sponsorship. Sponsorship are mainly toward the procurement of farm inputs for farmers and providing ready markets.
STIC Project: The Seed Technology Improvement and Commercialization (STIC) Project is designed to consciously develop the Ghana seed industry by supporting researchers to develop new planting materials, and also improve and expand existing planting materials of productive and commercial value.
In a bid to meet the market needs of Ghanaian rice farmers and the growing demand of Ghanaians for locally produced rice, Newage Agric has established a modern rice processing factory at Okwenya in the Eastern Region. The 2mt per hour rice mill processing line has a complete unit for rice processing – including a de-stoner, polisher, colour-sorter and a bagging unit.
Evivi rice is a premium long-grain rice proudly grown in Ghana by smallholder Ghanaian farmers. Evivi rice is the end product of the Chi-Gaba rice project, whereby paddy-rice produced by farmers is processed at the company’s factory into milled rice for consumers.
Newage Academy is the latest innovation of the company, where the centre will be focused on fostering practical innovation and entrepreneurship for the development, testing and scaling of business ideas for sustainable growth and development.