Taking the Farming Experience to a Healthier Route
Richie Plantations Ltd was incorporated in accordance with the Companies Code of Ghana (ACT 176: 1963) on the 28th of FEBRUARY 2005. The company’s headquarters is at Kwabenya in Accra with several active production field outlets currently located at:
Agona Swedru, Dunkwa / Ayanfuri in the Central Region, Kete Krachi in the West Krachi District, Dambai in East Krachi District, Chindere in Krachi Nchumuru District, Kpasa in the Nkwanta North District and Nkwanta in the Nkwanta South District all in the Volta Region.
The Company has previously worked on special projects like Ghana @50 and Minerals Commission’s Alternative Livelihood program for the Mining Communities etc. in various parts of the country, namely Abofour and Obuasi in the Ashanti Region; Kintampo, Jema, and Nante in the Brong Ahafo Region; Amoana –Huni Valley in the Western Region.
The company’s registered office is also in Accra, and its business address is P.O.Box CT 6417, Cantonment, Accra. The majority shareholder of Richie Plantations Ltd. is Mr. Richard Ekow Quansah, a Ghanaian-born, German-trained, "Green" Entrepreneur & Agronomist with more than 20 years of business experience.
The initial decision to form Richie Plantations Ltd. was taken by Mr. Quansah in the year 2000, as a result of market assessment and identification of the fact that reforestation is absolutely critical to the future of the Ghanaian economy and the eco-system.
Mr. Quansah thus decided to introduce, develop and promote reforestation through his company, Richie Plantations Ltd. In fact, the inexpressibly urgent need for reforestation in Ghana and several other Sub-Saharan African nations virtually guarantees that this organization should neither run out of markets nor clients in the next fifty years.
This should also ensure continued high demand, good profits, and a continuous flow of revenue for the operation of the company. Thus, its primary short-term target will be to ensure that at least half of the population (24 million people) and communities of Ghana have access to Richie Plantations Ltd. services and products.
The program has produced 1,240,000 oil palm seedlings and the development of 20,629 hectares of oil palm plantations, and the direct registration of 2,478 individual farmers. This has generated additional employment of 12,390 in these mining communities.
This has led to the establishment of a modern Oil Mill factory at Mpowa in the western region by B-Bovid (Building Business on Values Integrity and Dignity)-a Ghanaian Agro business Company promoting a new model of socially-inclusive commercial farming, which combines innovative agricultural practices and ecological farming.
This Company has signed an agreement with Richie Plantations to supply Palm fruits to feed the Oil Mill Factory. Richie Plantations plan to perform its part of the contract by purchasing Palm fruit Bunches from various Oil palm farmers in the area and beyond.
In addition to this experience, Richie Plantations Ltd. partnered with Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) and has developed 150,000 mango seedlings which have been transplanted to farms owned by farmer-based organizations in the Nkwanta and Krachi and Nchumuru Districts of the Volta Region. This is a social mission with business sense to yield smart profits, as illustrated below.