Farmer in Ghana
Farmer in Ghana
Junior Agronomist (Ghana)
Volume of Grain Traded
USD paid in cash to farmers
Getting subsistence farmers in Africa out of poverty
Transforming farmers into the world’s climate heroes
2011 - 20112011
2011Founders relocate to Sierra Leone and start Warc’s story. They dream with wealth being created in rural areas in West Africa. They dream with food security and a farming system that goes beyond being sustainable and that contributes to the regeneration of the environment.
2012 - 20122012
Warc develops its first 350Ha of rice and employs 150 people.
The Warc Foundation is also established to execute social impact and development programs.
2013 - 20132013
Yale University and FAO recognize Warc’s efforts in gender equity and transparent land acquisition practices. Warc introduces its outgrower model designed with the support of students from Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs.
2014 - 20142014
Ebola decimates Sierra Leone and forces WARC to put operations on hold.
At the same time, Warc’s CEO named 40 Chances Fellow by the Howard G. Buffett, Tony Blair, and World Food Prize Foundation.
2015 - 20152015
Warc’s founders don’t give up and partner with CRS to restart farming operations with 50 smallholders. Warc Consulting is founded and deliver projects in 3 countries.
2016 - 20162016
Warc is granted a courtesy membership to the Clinton Global initiative, and receives its first institutional investment from CordAid, a Dutch-based investment fund.
Warc becomes a USAID sub-grantee to provide technical assistance to 10,000 rice-maize farmers in Sierra Leone.
2017 - 20172017
Warc establishes 2 satellite farms and manages over 10,000 smallholder farmers in multiple value chains, while scaling its own production to 1,500Ha.
Warc Consulting partners with GIZ InS to implement the EU’s flagship program in Sierra Leone.
2018 - 20182018
Warc breaks through and proves 3 potential farming seasons in Sierra Leone without irrigation; rotating crops, using data, and shifting the crop calendar.
Warc commences its regional expansion and sets up an entity in Ghana.
2019 - 20192019
Acumen and Ceniarth invest in Warc and they launch the Service Delivery Unit, providing a bundle of inputs to 1,000 smallholder farmers in Sierra Leone.
Warc partners with Lartirigoyen and Essential Energy to scale production in Ghana.
Warc’s CEO is named a Rainer Arnhold and a Cordes Fellow.
2020 - 20202020
Warc wins an award for continued smallholder commercialisation in Ghana, supporting 500+ farmers in Sierra Leone.
Warc raised $1.7m to support our growth in Ghana with Small Foundation, AV Ventures and Mulago Foundation.
2021 - 20212021
Expanded to the Upper West of Ghana in partnership with USAID and West Africa Trade & Investment Hub and provided SDU services to 1,800 farmers in maize and soybeans. Our team crosses 50 people in Ghana
2022 - 20222022
We served over 8,500 in Ghana with high quality inputs, training and transparent markets. Warc traded and sold over $5.3m in commodities from 60 communities in the Upper West.
FOOP is launched in Sierra Leone, taking over Warc’s mission from the last 10 years.