Caline Malek at The National reports on Nahtam, a socially responsible company that is planning to set up a sustainable organic farming system in Ghana.
Nahtam will acquire 4,000 acres of land in the capital city of Accra, which will produce food while offsetting carbon production. “Carbon footprint is a global issue and the simplest and easiest method to offset carbon is to plant as many trees as you can,” said George Itty, chief executive of Nahtam. “Since we are based in Abu Dhabi, planting trees in a desert like the UAE can be very expensive, so you can plant them in Ghana or anywhere else in the world. As long as the trees are there, we are offsetting carbon footprint.” The project will employ 2,000 Ghanaians to work on the land, where 36 villages have already been set up. Crops will include bananas, palm oil, avocados, mangoes and pineapples. The products will be sold locally and exported to countries including the UAE.