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News | Ghana Commodity Exchange


Date : 4th Feb, 2020


Source: Ghana Commodity Exchange


Over 12,000 Farmers to Benefit from Storage & Ready Market as Ghana Commodity Exchange (GCX) Partners Juaben Food Bank Ltd (JFB). in Juaben Ashanti

A warehouse with a capacity of 1000MT has been constructed by Juaben Food Bank for farmers around the Juaben Municipal, Ejisu, Effiduase, Kumawu, Asokore and its environs.


The facility was constructed by JFB to support farmers around the area to store commodities for trade through the Ghana Commodity Exchange. The warehouse will facilitate the storage of grains by about 12,000 farmers located in the aforementioned farming communities.


As part of the agreement, GCX will operate the warehouse and provide services such as sampling, grading and quality assurance to farmers. The farmers will be linked to the Exchange’s electronic trading platform where the farmers can find buyers easily for their commodities at premium prices


The CEO of GCX Dr. Kadri Alfah explained that the grains from the beneficiary farmers would be cleaned, graded, fumigated, weighed and packaged into standard 50kg bags to increase their market appeal. The farmers would be able to access credit through their warehouse receipt which would be issued by GCX.


The Ghana Commodity Exchange established by the Government of Ghana in 2018, operates a national warehousing and warehouse receipt system, through which farmers in Ghana are able to access markets, undertake price discovery, reduce their transaction costs and manage operational and market risks. GCX currently operates warehouses in Afram Plain, Kumasi, Ejura, Wenchi, Kintampo, Tamale, Wa and Sandema where maize, soya, sorghum and sesame are stored for trade through the Exchange.


Source: Ghana Commodity Exchange


The Juaben Food Bank is a wholly-owned Ghanaian company with Nana Abayie Siriboe and Gary Adu-Darko as shareholders. It is an agro-processing and storage company with a vision of processing maize into maize grit, cassava into gari, rice milling and animal food processing with up to 5,000MT of storage capacity for storage of commodities.


The Executive Chairman of JFB, Nana Abeyie Siriboe stated that the warehouse will provide opportunities for farmers in the said areas. Farmers would now have the opportunity to combat persisting problems in the market such as; highly volatile seasonal prices, lack of weighing, grading, certification and limited access to credit. Theses problems addressed through the operations of the Ghana Commodity Exchange would benefit both producers and customers


Juaben is a town in the Ejisu-Juaben Municipal district located in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Major crops cultivated in the area are maize, cassava, rice, cocoa and oil palm, therein Juaben is thus considered as a major contributor to crop production in Ghana.


Commodities to be stored in the warehouse are maize, soyabeans and rice grains. The warehouse will also be fitted with modern equipment including dryers to enable the drying of harvested grain, no matter the weather conditions that might prevail at any given point in time.


This partnership is also under the auspices of the "One District One Factory" initiative and this reflects the major role that the government plays to support our farmers through the Ghana Commodity Exchange.


Ghana Commodity Exchange is a platform that serves as a link between buyers and sellers of agricultural commodities for the purposes of trade. It enables farmers receive a range of services which include grain testing, grading, weighing, storage, re-bagging, fumigation and short-term loans (using their grains as sole collateral), and other financial services. The services provided for by Ghana Commodity Exchange go a long way to ensuring food security and empowering small-scale crop producers in farming communities.