commercialisation of some local food products in the country is promoting manufacturing at the lighter industry level, which ultimately has compelled many farmers to cultivate such crops to feed the industry in highly productive zones rather than just to feed family .
The crops sub-sector contributed a 9.4 percentage point increase in 2017 as against 2.5 in 2016.
This gives the indication that crop production is contributing immensely to economic growth, while at the same time hunger in rural households are being reduced.
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Aside from these contributions, key traditional staple food and other food groups such as nuts, seeds, wild fruits and vegetables used in diets play significant roles in maintaining the health and well-being of consumers.
In an effort to promote the production of local food items on a commercial basis, the country has seen small and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs) manufacturing various products to serve a number of people, both locally and for exports.
It is no gainsaying the fact that these light industries are also contributing
However, little or no attention has been given to these businesses and their impact
commercialised food products
A product such as Koko King started producing porridge flour with food products such as maize, millet, wheat, rice
Unlike porridge prepared in households, the company added value and branded it with nice packaging.
Like every start-up, initial capital and public acceptance was a challenge.
As a company aimed at providing high-quality nutritious, reliable, healthy, affordable, convenient and tasty meals, driven by excellent customer service and timely delivery, it has become one of the household products in the country.
It has also been seen as a great local food brand with global food safety and quality standards providing innovative local food solutions to the local and international markets after it was produced in large quantity for export.
Icy Cup concept
In 2016, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and
The partnered company transformed the
The transformation, according to the school’s authority, has made significant turnovers in the number of sales per day.
Neat fufu, Cornani, Nkulenu palm nut soup, ‘Kube’ Republic, among others are products that are reshaping the lighter manufacturing landscape to boost the
Manufacturers, especially those in the light industry, should monitor the trend at which customer demands change
There are some local foods that are very much enjoyed by many people, especially the elite, but they are unable to take it under some circumstances.
This was the missing gap that was identified and filled by
Therefore, regaining control of your manufacturing business by identifying the shortfalls in the environment to fix it with your product can
This can lead to improved profit based on the superior delivery capability. — GB