Value Added Agriculture

Value-added Agriculture is important for the future of farmers and rural Africa.

We define adding value as the process of changing or transforming a product from its original state to a more valuable state or to economically add value to a product by changing its current place, time and from one set of characteristics to other characteristics that are more preferred in the marketplace.

We support alleviation of the “produce-and-then-sell mentality” of the commodity business by replacing it by the strategy of first determining what attributes consumers want in their food products and then creating or manufacturing products with those attributes.

Asset Building Companion supplies equipment and provides training and support for adding value to the following:

  • Peanut processing for Peanut Flour, Snacks and Paste / Butter.
  • Moringa Oleifera processing to Powder
  • Vegetables Flour
  • Wine from Fruits
  • Using local herbs to make Medicated Soap
  • Using local herbs to make Cosmetics
  • Using local materials to make Re-usable Sanitary Pads
  • Vegetables to Medicinal Tea
  • Fruit Juice (Mango, Orange, Passion Fruits, Sweet Bananas, Pineapple, Apple, and Water Mellon) Concentrates, Juice in Cans.
  • Sweet Banana (Gonja) to Crisps
  • Garlic Oil And Powder
  • Turmeric and Ginger Oil
  • Dehydration of Chilies, Onion and Vegetables
  • Peas Processing & Preservation
  • Ginger Powder
  • Milk processing for Ghee and Yoghurt
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