Beverley Okoye, UK Climate Attaché to Ghana and West Africa, joined our CEO, Yvette, at the factory to answer 26 questions to mark the event. Yvette shared the need for agribusinesses to build circular systems of production, highlighting how Yvaya Farm’s system produces food, energy, and even useful by-products from waste.
Looking forward to COP26, Yvette says businesses on the ground expect to see a little more “tangible positive change”- including heightened information distribution on sustainable technologies and (local) availability of funds.
COP26 takes place in Glasgow, Scotland between 31st October to 12th November and is generally considered the most important climate summit since the landmark Paris Agreement was reached at COP21 in 2015—where 197 countries (including Ghana!) agreed to combat climate change and adapt to its impacts.
As COP26 President, the UK is seeking to work together with Heads of State, civil society, youth, and the private sector to inspire climate action. For the UK-Ghana specifically, COP26 is a chance to celebrate and stimulate existing and new collaborations in climate-positive agriculture and business.
Do you know of any businesses whose operations contribute to positive climate change? Share with us, we’d love to draw inspiration and spread the word to others!
It’s All Hands On Deck
At Yvaya Farm!
Speaking of change and adaptation… we tried a new thing.
During our last quarterly GM, we decided as a team to run a Staff Sales Competition. Our entire staff, including our CEO, COO, production manager, assistant production managers, production officers, AND communications officer, were challenged with selling as many Yvaya Farm snack pouches as possible in their respective communities.
The aim: to boost sales, gather market data, and give our staff the opportunity to develop communication skills. Everyone charges whatever price they want and can keep the profit (above the wholesale cost.)
We even have a bonus: Yvette, CEO, has pledged a cash reward of GHS 100 to whoever sells the largest number of packs within the one-month sales activity period of time. We’ll announce the winner in our next newsletter!
Africa Goodnest sharing Africa’s Goodness
Africa Goodnest, the brainchild of Bernice Yalley, started with a thought under a mango tree in her parents’ front yard. The mission: to bring Africa’s Goodness to market. The Goodnest team works closely with registered African brands to make it easier to discover and buy quality, branded consumables, crafted by local talent.
*PROMO CODE FOR OUR USA-BASED CUSTOMERS* Use YvayaCrew10 at check-out!
To celebrate finally having a steady, reliable supply of everyone’s favourite tropical dried fruit, Africa Goodnest is offering a 10% discount on Yvaya Farm purchases through the end of September. Buy a pouch for yourself or as a gift!
GAYO: Youth-led NGO Take On Climate Change Education
Read the amazing story of Desmond Alugnoa, 30, and Joshua Amponsem, 29 of youth-led African climate advocacy group, Green Africa Youth Organisation (GAYO) by clicking the link below. They make the case for climate reparations and recognition….
Speak to you soon and wishing you good health!