Agro Ecom Wins Cocoa Award
In recognition of their contribution towards the economic development of the Ashanti region, Manhyia Palace over the weekend presented a Gold Award to Agro Ecom for their immense support to Ghana’s cocoa industry.
The Administrative Manager of Agro Ecom, Seth Hammond, who received the award on behalf of the company, pledged the commitment of the company to continue with its vision of ensuring that cocoa farmers in the country get the best support they need.
Agro Ecom Ghana is part of the Ecom Group which is a Swiss-based commodity merchant and sustainable supply chain Management Company with operations in over 40 countries world-wide.
In Ghana, the company is a member of the Cocoa Buyers Association of Ghana (LICOBAG) and works with over 140,000 farmers.
It has a vision to show that through innovation and entrepreneurship, prosperity can be built.
As a leading private licensed cocoa buying company in Ghana, Agro Ecom also buys and sells other crops such as cashew and sesame. It also guides and trains farmers on how to reach sustainability and high quality, certified produce.
The company runs a large logistics business with a fleet of almost 150 modern trucks and provides input products that yield healthy crops and offers innovative micro-finance options.
This has positioned Agro Ecom at the forefront of changing the industry, driving a unique business model that safe-guards the future of cocoa and other crops in Ghana.
Some of its competitors are Cargill, OLAM, Produce Buying Company (PBC), Cocoa Merchant, Federated Commodities, Adwumapa Buyers, Transroyal Ghana Ltd, Kuapa Cocoa and other commodity buying and trading companies in Ghana.
It has a staff capacity of 500 full time employees and individual engagement with 5,000 stakeholders and over 140,000 farmers.
Ashanti Business Excellence Awards, is organized annually under the Authority of Manhyia Palace.