Guinea fowl is the most-reared poultry in northern Ghana and plays an important role in the rural economy but the value-chain has been held back by a lack of access to modern, hygienic facilities. The only processing facilities available to local farmers are poorly maintained public abattoirs. Gee’s Fresh Point is a slaughterer, processor and marketer of frozen specialty meat, indirectly sourced from hundreds of smallholder farmers across northern Ghana. In order to expand its operations, Gee’s required funding for capital expenditure and management support.
AgDevCo provided a loan to finance the upgrading of the processing line and to purchase a refrigerated truck and cold storage facility. In addition, AgDevCo has provided technical assistance, supporting the business’ financial management and the installation of the new, mechanised processing facility.