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GhanaVeg Launhes First Business Opportunities Report

GHANAVEG LAUNCHES FIRST BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY REPORT

Dutch Ambassador

Accra December 3. 2014. The Netherlands Ambassador to Ghana, Hans Docter said the Netherlands is the leading country in Greenhouse horticulture and vegetable exports globally which gives the opportunity to Ghana and the Netherlands to grow together in this field.  The  Ambassador also noted that the Netherlands Embassy through GhanaVeg can support companies who want to do ‘things differently’, investing in certification, introducing new crop varieties and improving the quality of vegetables in the retail sector. He said this during the launch of the First Business Opportunities Report at the Accra International Conference Centre.

Presentation of the BO Report

Mr. Hans Docter handed over the first copy of the Vegetables Business Opportunities Report to the Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Fifi Fiavi Kwetey.

 Minister’s Response

The Minister expressed his appreciation for the report and indicated that his Ministry fully supports modernizing agriculture and his ministry will work with the report. According to him quality standards in agriculture are non- negotiable. He advised that farmers should stop cutting corners and add value to their producein order to meet international standards. He promised that government will also invest in PPRSD to ensure that quality standards are adhered to across all sectors in agriculture.

The Report

The First Business Opportunities Report addresses the current performance, and overall business climate. The report includes a chapter on the Phytosanitory status of the vegetable sector in Ghana. Major bottlenecks and causes for non-compliance to sanitary and pytosanitory standards have been are identified, and the report proposes practical and innovative ways to improve food safety and plant health in vegetable chains. The Netherlands supports the system of digital phyto certification and will support the phytosanitary inspection office at the airport.

 

Be Part of the Ghana-Netherlands Vegetable Pavilion Trade Mission

 

Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.

-Warren Edward Buffett -American business magnate, investor and Philanthropist.

Have you ever wondered how you can kill two birds with a stone?

All you need to do is join GhanaVeg at the Ghana-Netherlands Vegetables Pavilion and Trade Mission at this year’s Agro food West-Africa exhibition, a food, beverage and packaging technologies exhibition organized by the Fair Trade at the Accra international conference center from December 2nd to the December 4th, starting 8 am daily.

GhanaVeg in the upcoming event will support up to 15 Ghanaian and Dutch companies with a 50% subsidy on the exhibition fees.

This event which coincides with the next GhanaVeg Trade Mission will see major players from Dutch private sector coming to Ghana from the 30th of November to the 4th of December, for a series of business engagements with their Ghanaian counterparts. The Dutch companies are drawn from sub-sectors of the vegetable value chain including seeds, cold chain & logistics and trade.

GhanaVeg will, concurrently, hold the next business platform meeting to discuss topical issues that challenge the agricultural sectors for effective collaboration to enhance the production and harvesting of healthy and quality vegetable crops from Ghana.

The combined exhibition and registration fees is 750 Euros (Inc Tax). Interested companies in co-exhibiting at the Ghana-Netherlands Vegetable Pavilion should contact the GhanaVeg secretariat via email at info@ghanaVeg.org .

For further information about the exhibition, contact

www.agrofood-westafrica.com/agroofood-exhibitionprogram.html.