For decades, ETG has linked many such remotely located smallholder farmers together to form transformational collective groups that are able to collectively sell their products at fair market prices.
ETG has developed the most extensive and embedded farm-gate procurement distribution model in Africa, through which we procure over 25 different agricultural commodities. The Group sources up to 80% of our African-originated commodities at farm gate, through a network of hundreds of all-year and seasonal procurement centres. The remaining 20% is sourced from external traders and institutional suppliers.
By aggregating crop harvests and providing crucial links to the central market, ETG makes smallholder produce viable and competitive. Our efficient hub-and-spoke warehouse network in rural, agriculturally productive regions facilitates the channeling of volumes, from and to the farmers. We enable two-way trade flows by selling fertilizer, agrichemicals, farming implements and agronomic services through our supply pipelines. By helping farmers improve their crop yields, we heighten the two-way flow of products through our supply chains.
ETG competes on price and quality, while nurturing relationships through incentives supported by consistent quality control. Our product availability, both as a buyer and a seller, is a unique competitive advantage.
We encourage and facilitate the entrepreneurial drive of farmers and create jobs throughout the supply chain.