The Chili Trial
Not that chili went into the dock in a court of law but it went through a transformation in the hands of Ope Farms.
Recently it occurred to me that instead of buying dried pepper in the market, I could dry some of ours and grind into powder. So here we are.
Sun dried for about 3 days, thanks to the harmattan which accelerated the process, we have chili powder. Yaaaaay! For some of our produce, value addition is definitely the way to go.
I'm so excited, things are definitely getting more interesting on this journey. #valueaddition#processing#experiment#chili#fromchilitopowder#farm
Maakye Ohenes & Ohemas (Morning Kings and Queens)
No breakfast in Ghana is complete without Milo and tea bread. On this particular occasion I'm enjoying chocolate spread on my tea bread -unlike the most famous chocolate spread brand, Nutella, this spread is made by a Ghanaian chocolate company; the Cocoa Processing Company ltd.
This company has been in existence for decades and is a shining example of value addition to Africa's raw materials. All their products are processed in Ghana and consumed by their domestic market. Unfortunately, outside of Ghana and the diaspora, their chocolate brand, Golden Tree is not widely known.
Our aim at Dapaah Group is to add value to Africa's raw materials, whilst building a brand that is globally recognised and enjoyed. Above all else, we aim to eventually move our entire production from the UK back to the African continent in order to create sustainable and well paid jobs and opportunities.