Hortifresh Launch

28-09-2018

Hortifresh Launch

Ghana and Ivory Coast are to experience a boost in horticultural production and exports, with the launch of the HortiFresh West Africa programme. The program, supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Accra, aims at establishing a sustainable and internationally competitive fruit and vegetable sector that contributes to inclusive economic growth, food and nutrition security.

The launch of the programme took place on Thursday the 20th of September at La Palm Royal Beach Resort. At the occasion, the Deputy Minister for Horticulture, Mr. George Oduro and the Netherlands Ambassador to Ghana, H.E. Mr. Ron Strikker, cut a mango cake to officially launch the programme. The programme is being implemented by a consortium of Wageningen UR, SNV Ghana, Resilience, Advance Consulting and SENSE.

At the event, the program Manager, Mrs. Sheila Assibey-Yeboah presented the core activities, which include the support for innovative business ideas of small and medium enterprises and the development of strong horticulture clusters in key tomato, onion and mango production areas. Through these activities, the programme wants to reach at least 15,000 smallholder farmers by 2021, with a 20% increase in their productivity.

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