3 December 2012

Gambia: Farmers Offered D11,000 Per Tonne

Following the complaints of the farmers that Operators stick to the farm gate Price offered to them by the Agribusiness Services and Producers' Association (ASPA) for all varieties of Groundnut this year, the following Enterprises namely; ANTAI, ROYAL, HASSAN CHEN and Great Future are offering the farmers D11,000 per Metric ton instead of D10, 450 per Metric ton as announced by ASPA.

According to information emanating from these Enterprises, they would pay the farmers D11,000 per Metric Ton, D800 per metric Ton as Commission to the ASPA registered Agents and that they would foot the bill for the transportation of the groundnut from the Agents buying points to their buying points.

However, the information went further to say, ASPA registered Agents who can take groundnuts to these Enterprises namely; ANTAI, ROYAL, HASSAN CHEN and Great Future buying points, would be paid D12,700 per Metric ton.

In the same vein, the New Nut Company is offering D12, 540 per Metric ton for the Philippine Pink groundnut variety instead of D10, 450 announced by ASPA.

This reporter will approach the New Nut Company to find out whether they will buy the FAQ variety. Foroyaa will investigate the price paid for groundnuts to farmers in Senegal.

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