We believe that Cooperative Societies offer a viable strategy and path to food security and sufficiency. To this end, we started as a Cooperative Society and still maintain a structure of Cooperativeness within the organisation.
Most importantly, we maintain an active Farmers’ Network of more than 900 Farmers whom we cannot employ to work on the Farm Estate and support them with inputs. The Farm then acts as off-takers for these Farmers and the differentials are paid to the Farmers as profit for their ventures. This ensures that not only does the Farm have access to raw materials for its processing facilities, but that we improve the lives of the citizens of our Host Communities, allowing them to contribute to National Growth.
This system also extends to the local Fulani Communities who we have found a way to integrate into our production and management system. These local Fulani Communities do not just provide the Farm with cowboys for our ranch, but also take care of our herds, and in so doing, are enlightened about better approaches to animal husbandry.