-    Sustainability
           -     Responsible Business
           -     Inclusive Business
           -     Climate Change
 
  B-BOVID, HOW IT STARTED

B-BOVID is a Social Enterprise. It stands for Building Business On Values Integrity & Dignity and is inspired by the principles of humanity that cuts across all religions and upon the Values, Integrity and Dignity of our ancestors.

About 15 years ago, my life centered on traveling from one conference to the other and different categories of workshops in Washington DC, New York, New Delhi, Oslo, Bonn, Tunis, Praia, Nairobi, Dar es Salam, Addis Ababa, Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Accra, Abuja, Kampala etc, All these workshops debated on Poverty Reduction /alleviation, Food Security, Climate Change, Millennium Development Goals, Sustainable Agriculture, wealth and job creation among others.

It is a fact that cannot be disputed that I had a relatively good life but I had no satisfaction because, after a while in development co operation, I found that while all of them talked about sustainability and poverty control, and repeatedly produced concepts and ideas, it mostly touched on one important point: implementation. I saw there was a huge gap in the theories that reign in all these conferences/workshops and the reality on the ground, from my personal experience growing up from a small farming community. I decided to do something slightly different because I believe that the status quo is longer sustainable- that is bridging the gap between theory and practice.

I have been able to establish processing Mills that demonstrate an example of a true value chain concept that “we all win”, how the poor farmer’s life can significantly be improved, an alternative livelihood centre show casing and training how poverty can easily be alleviated, an ICT centre for agriculture that can contribute to promoting agriculture by getting the farmers to take advantage of the growing importance of agro-eco-system and getting the youth to be interested in sustainable agriculture and agribusiness, a mechanization centre that provides basic agricultural technology services to the farmers, Agroforestry centre that demonstrate ways to mitigate Climate Change, eco-garden that show case eco-biodiversity(Garden of Eden-GoE), and a commercial organic vegetable farm that demonstrates a healthy and a viable agro business.

Having worked very hard, in less than eight years, I have people from all walks of life coming to visit and learn from our inclusive, sustainable and responsible agribusiness set-up / model. - children from kindergarten, primary schools, junior high schools, senior high schools, universities, polytechnics, researchers, bankers, parents, farmers, National and International students for internship programs, National and International ministers of states, Ambassadors, National and International Media, National and International Businesswomen/men, the Military staff, staff and consultants from the World Bank, IFC ,FAO, IFAD among others. I have demonstrated how agriculture can be fulfilling, viable and attractive to the youth, create jobs/wealth, contribute to economic growth, good governance and contribute to solving land grabbing issues, solving most of our issues contrary to what reigns in big conferences and workshops. Though I have challenges but who doesn't have anyway, I am overly excited with the little difference I have made so far. 
The objective to demonstrate that yes we can do is achieved, of course we can do more, Ghana can do much better, and Africa and the world can do great. 


B-BOVID is on a mission, and I can’t wait to tell the full story.
May the Lord Almighty God bless us all to believe in ourselves and in humanity of mankind.

“To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves” – Mahatma Gandhi

 
 
OUR MISSION
 

Produce and supply high quality organic and biodiversity products such as palm oil, palm kernel oil, vegetable oils, vegetables, and fertilizers for the domestic and international markets.
 

 
OUR VISION

Become a leading medium-sized company that provides organic and biodiversity products, advocates for ecological farming and brings the best science to bear on the needs of decision makers in relation to the links between human development (people), ecosystems (planet), business (profit) and sustainability.

 

 
 
 
 
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