GhanaVeg is an initiative of The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in line with efforts towards prioritizing commercial agriculture in its 4-years Multi-Annual Strategic Plan (2014-2017).
Competitive vegetable sector contributes to economic growth
The Initiatives’ mission is to establish a sustainable and internationally competitive vegetable sector that contributes to inclusive economic growth and has the capacity to continuously innovate in terms of products and services.
Healthy & quality vegetables from Ghana – new ways of doing business
GhanaVeg is driven by a strong belief in healthy and quality vegetables from Ghana through new ways of doing business. The Initiative targets the high-end domestic and international markets (high end supermarkets, hotels, restaurants and exports).
Objectives of GhanaVeg
Our objectives include improving productivity in the vegetable sector; facilitating more efficient markets, including: linking vegetable producers and other value chain operators with the Dutch private sector; improving the business climate and further professionalizing the value chain for vegetable production and consumption in Africa.
Vegetable sector growth
We think the vegetable sector can grow through: Considerations to improve sector growth include:
- Attracting and/or supporting front runner companies (both for domestic and export markets) in all elements of the chain: input supply, production, processing, retail and logistics;
- Supporting (technical) innovations by the private sector through reducing cost price, improving environmental sustainability and increasing productivity;
- Assisting the sector with evidence-based information and facilitating greater collaboration “to tackle the bigger issues”, and hence improving the business climate.
- Improved coordination between public, private and knowledge institutes to enhance sector growth.
How do we support?
To this effect, GhanaVeg envisages to support the Ghana vegetable sector through strong business-led initiatives: a Vegetable Business Platform; a Business Opportunities Fund; a R&D Co-Innovation Fund and Consultancy Fund; and a high-level Public-Private Dialogue.