STRIVES TO BUILD AN INNOVATIVE , COST-EFFICIENT, SUSTAINABLE SOLUTION TO COMBAT POST-HARVEST LOSSES IN GHANA.
Asempa, previously known as EcoResist was founded in 2015. In 2017, EcoResist changed direction, shifting our focus to post-harvest losses and the stigma surrounding imperfect produce in Ghana. The plan was to make juices and smoothies in Ghanaian communities from fruit produce which would otherwise be wasted. However, it soon came to our attention that before taking this step other measures needed to be addressed.
A new, motivated and committed EcoResist team was created in September 2018. With the help with a new partnership with Enactus University of Ghana, the team rebranded and changed the project direction. Asempa means ‘good news’ in Twi, a dialect of the Akan language which is spoken in southern and central Ghana. Asempa aims to bring ‘good news’ to local farmers in Nkawkaw, Ghana by tackling local food waste issues, starting with post-harvest losses due to insufficient storage facilities. The project will also address the stigma surrounding imperfect produce by delivering educational programs to inform Ghanaian children on proper nourishment, and deliver workshops to farmers to teach them the most effective farming methods.
From the Asempa Team.