Chief Executive Officer Unique Quality Product Enterprise Tamale .Ghana
Processes and markets fonio, a nutritious and climate resistant indigenous cereal.
Has her background in agriculture science from her senior high school level, continued with her university education at university for development studies, she offered BSc. Agriculture Technology and majored in Economics and extension. She further proceeded to do her postgraduate degree in MPhil Agricultural Economics. Since her graduation from her first degree, she has been working on different projects in the international non-profit organization close to 6 years. She has extensive experience in the agriculture sector, particularly working with small scale rural farmers and women groups.
In 2014 she launched AMAATI CO. LTD processing and marketing the cereal, registering farmers to produce the crop and building a team based in Tamale to process precooked Fonio for the markets.
The business has a proven holistic approach to social, economic and environmental problems. It is also addressing food insecurity and unsustainable land management, particularly for landless female farmers with no access to fertile lands.
Salma started Unique Quality Product Enterprise with 10 landless women and to date, the business has supported 500 farmers – 350 women and 150 men – to produce raw Fonio for the enterprise. Products are marketed under the DIM Fonio brand – ‘dim’ means eat in the local language.
Empowering rural Ghanaian female farmers since 2012
Pic Salma Abdulai
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