Access to Inputs and Storage Facilities
Wienco Liberia is engaged in the import and distribution of high quality fertilizers and agro chemicals for cocoa trees in Liberia, as well as the purchase and export of dry cocoa beans from smallholder farmers. This project will enable Wienco to (i) support its capital expenditure program including the construction of warehouses in up-country Liberia and (ii) pre-harvest financing of fertilizers and other agricultural inputs. Supported by training, innovation and product development, Wienco will partner with farmer associations to provide affordable agricultural inputs to farmers on a reliable, timely and efficient basis to improve productivity and increase incomes.
This project will have a significant impact with an expected reach of up to 7,500 farmers in the next five years from the current base of 1,500 farmers. In addition, farmers can expect a significant total increase of 200% in their cocoa yields over the next five years, from approximately 750 kgs per hectare without the use of inputs, to 2,250 kgs per hectare based on the disciplined application of Wienco’s input package. This also translates into an expected increase of 160 percent in farmer incomes over five years.