Integrated Tamale Fruit Company is a Ghanaian based company in the agro-forestry industry. ITFC has its head offices in Gushie, 45 Kilometres north of Tamale on the Bolgatanga trunk road in the Northern Region. Incorporated in 1999, the main activities of ITFC include the cultivation of organic grafted mangos, the nursing of seedlings and the promotion of indigenous species of trees. The climate of the region is ideal for mango cultivation. ITFC’s nucleus farm and nursery is in the village of Dipale in Savelugu/ Nanton district.
The nucleus farm, cultivates 155 hectares of certified organic mango and 20 hectares of Jathropha. The farm is partitioned into 16 equal blocks which are planted with four varieties of mango, namely Kent, Keitt, Amelie and Zille.
ITFC uses a micro-irrigation system, meaning there is one sprinkler per plant. This system allows every plant to receive the required amount of water. The water is pumped directly from the White Volta River, and passes through a filtration system before reaching the sprinklers.
ITFC has employed qualified personnel with requisite experience to manage the plantation, as well as sourced workers from the surrounding communities. It is expected that the organic agricultural methods used by the nucleus plantation will be transferred to the surrounding communities through the outgrowers scheme, which is also certified organic.