As part of Advans Ghana’s continued support to smallholder farmers and in celebration of the2020 Farmers’ day, 100 smallholder farmers within the cocoa and rice value chains were trained and honored by some Advans Ghana’s managers and key partners. The two events took place in Oda in the Eastern Region and Weta in the Volta Region of Ghana
Advans Ghana distributed farm related equipments and tools worth over GHc 25,000 including Advans branded knapsack sprayers, cutlasses, protective clothing, gloves, wellington boots etc.
The farmers were also enrolled onto a free one year life insurance thanks to a partnership with MicroEnsure Ghana.
Training sessions were organized for the farmers on financial inclusion, insurance and good agricultural practices spearheaded by Advans Ghana, MicroEnsure, RMG and Nyonkopa Cocoa Buying Company to assist them improve on their farming techniques and their knowledge on accessing financial services and managing their money. Advans Ghana is also supported by AGRA (Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa) to strengthen their agricultural financing activities.
Advans Ghana emerges as one of the key financial institutions to promote agriculture and is proud to have already served over 17,000 smallholder farmers with a total value ofGhc4.3 million as loans disbursed to small holder farmers in the rice, cocoa and cashew value chains.
Advans Ghana’s commitment to unlock financial services for farmers through innovative approaches has recently been rewarded during the 4th Sustainability and Social Investment Awards Ceremony where they won the award as Best Company in project promoting & supporting Agriculture and Agribusiness.
The goal of the institution in the coming years is to expand its outreach and into new value chains and develop more adapted products in partnership with key actors within the Agri value chains. We say Ayekoo to our proud farmers!
Advans Ghana Savings and Loans Ltd is a subsidiary of the Advans Group head-quartered in Paris with presence in 9 countries in Africa and Asia and serving more than 1 million clients. In Ghana, Advans operates in 20 branches across 8 regions with the head office located in Accra-Newtown. Advans Ghana’s mission is to provide client-centric financial services to small businesses and under-served populations in a sustainable and responsible manner.