Ghana-Netherlands Irrigation Seminar - 10th October 2019

04-10-2019

Ghana-Netherlands Irrigation Seminar - 10<sup>th </sup>October 2019

Climate change poses big challenges all around the world. Due to rapid population growth and the current heavy dependence on rain for its food production this particularly true for West Africa. The Netherlands, with its fast experience in efficient food production and water management, aims to contribute to a more resilient food system in the light of increasingly erratic weather patterns.

The Netherlands tries to contribute through and with its private sector. Their investment must be sustainable and have a long-term impact. But what are the exact opportunities for them, what does the enabling environment look like and what support would they need from international development partners. 

Therefore, The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), NABC and GNBCC are organizing a Blue-Green irrigation mission to Ghana from the 6th to the 11th of October 2019. The Blue-Green project aims to address major problems faced by the formal, informal and commercial irrigated sub-sectors in agriculture by introducing Dutch technology and expertise in efficient water use in agriculture and the broader water management sector in Ghana.  In addition, the trade mission and irrigation seminar have the objective to connect Dutch and Ghanaian companies, public stakeholders and financial institutes to explore possible Ghanaian and Dutch partnerships and projects within this sector. Moreover, the Blue-Green initiative explores the added value and possible strategy regarding Dutch involvement in irrigation challenges in the larger Sahel region.

 

On Thursday the 10th of October the Ghana-Netherlands Irrigation Seminar will take place in Accra.

During the seminar we will explore the needs and opportunity for private sector investment in this overlap between water and agriculture, zoom in on different approaches by development partners and work on 4 specific cases/potential projects that will be worked out in break-out sessions with relevant Ghanaian and Dutch stakeholders. In addition, you will have the opportunity to meet Dutch companies during the networking cocktail.

GNBCC Members who have e-mailed our colleague Barnabas Apom after the call up’s in the past Newsletters have received an official invitation for this Ghana-NL irrigation seminar indicating time and location.  If you are still interested to join this seminar please  submit your name and company details with GNBCC by sending an e-mail to ophelia@gnbcc.net before 9th  of October, 2019

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