VALUE ADDITION

We add value to various kinds of raw farm yield by crafting them into products which are ready and relevant for daily use. A membership in a cooperative that processes farm produce is also one of the ways we add value to the farmer and/or the investor.

It is worth adding value because:

 Such products give you a greater chance to set your price instead of being given it on a take-it-or-leave-it basis

 Processed goods give greater flexibility in marketing and storing

 By processing we can extend your selling season

 By processing we can extend shelf life

 This way, the raw yield is turned into a final product which is appealing and as a result, it is more profitable

 Finally, let’s remind ourselves that a farm yields are almost valueless unless we process them to add value to them

“Value-added” means adding value to a raw product by taking it to, at least, the next stage of production. Value can be added through membership in a cooperative that processes farm produce or adding value may be as elaborate as going all the way to the consumer with a “case-ready” food product.