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Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire appeal for $1.2bn loan from AfDB to add value to cocoa

Source: Graphic Online - September 20, 2017

Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire have jointly appealed to the African Development Bank (AfDB) for a loan facility of $1.2 billion to set up warehouses and establish chocolate manufacturing facilities.

The decision of the two countries is in response to the sharp decline of the price of cocoa on the international market.

The Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, disclosed this to the Daily Graphic after his return from Ivory Coast where he paid a courtesy call on President Alassane Ouattara. (…)


US government commits $115 million to Ghana’s agric sector

Source: www.pulse.com - March 5, 2017

Melinda Tabler-Stone, Chargé d'affaires of the US Embassy-Ghana says her outfit has rolled out an initiative called Feed the Future  and has mobilized more than $115 million in private sector investment for Ghana’s agricultural productivity, boost incomes, and link farmers to market and trade opportunities.

She explains that the US government has recognised the challenge of access to private capital and markets and therefore the US is fully committed to working with its partners and the government of Ghana for a solution. (…)


I will construct 216 warehouses across districts - Prez Akufo-Addo

Source: www.pulse.com - April 19, 2017

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says he will construct 1000 metric tonne-capacity warehouses across the country for foodstuff storage in all the 216 districts in the Ghana.

“Government intends to construct a 1000 metric tonne capacity warehouse in each of the 216 districts. The purpose of these warehouses will be to handle produce as well as to store the anticipated surpluses under the Planting for Food and Jobs campaign,” the president said at Goaso in the Brong Ahafo region Wednesday during the launch of the Planting for Food and Jobs programme. (…)

Ghana to benefit from National Food Packaging Centre

Source: www.citifmonline.com - April 23, 2017

Ghana is to benefit from a National Food Packaging Centre being proposed by the ‘Improving Food Packaging for Small Medium Agro-Enterprises (SAME’s) in Sub-Saharan Africa Project.’

The centre, when established would provide technical support including training, assistance in supply, designing, labelling and support to meet regulatory standards and also serve as a means of technology transfer from industrialised countries to Sub-Saharan African countries.

The project, a collaborative effort of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the International Trade Centre and I.M.A s.p.a is to address the challenges of poor packaging.

- See more at: citifmonline.com/2017/04/23/ghana-to-benefit-from-national-food-packaging-centre/

hana is to benefit from a National Food Packaging Centre being proposed by the ‘Improving Food Packaging for Small Medium Agro-Enterprises (SAME’s) in Sub-Saharan Africa Project.’ - See more at: citifmonline.com/2017/04/23/ghana-to-benefit-from-national-food-packaging-centre/

Ghana is to benefit from a National Food Packaging Centre being proposed by the ‘Improving Food Packaging for Small Medium Agro-Enterprises (SAME’s) in Sub-Saharan Africa Project.’

The centre, when established would provide technical support including training, assistance in supply, designing, labelling and support to meet regulatory standards and also serve as a means of technology transfer from industrialised countries to Sub-Saharan African countries.

The project, a collaborative effort of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the International Trade Centre and I.M.A s.p.a is to address the challenges of poor packaging. (...)

 

Ghana is to benefit from a National Food Packaging Centre being proposed by the ‘Improving Food Packaging for Small Medium Agro-Enterprises (SAME’s) in Sub-Saharan Africa Project.’

The centre, when established would provide technical support including training, assistance in supply, designing, labelling and support to meet regulatory standards and also serve as a means of technology transfer from industrialised countries to Sub-Saharan African countries.

The project, a collaborative effort of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the International Trade Centre and I.M.A s.p.a is to address the challenges of poor packaging.

- See more at: citifmonline.com/2017/04/23/ghana-to-benefit-from-national-food-packaging-centre/

Ghana is to benefit from a National Food Packaging Centre being proposed by the ‘Improving Food Packaging for Small Medium Agro-Enterprises (SAME’s) in Sub-Saharan Africa Project.’

The centre, when established would provide technical support including training, assistance in supply, designing, labelling and support to meet regulatory standards and also serve as a means of technology transfer from industrialised countries to Sub-Saharan African countries.

The project, a collaborative effort of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the International Trade Centre and I.M.A s.p.a is to address the challenges of poor packaging.

- See more at: citifmonline.com/2017/04/23/ghana-to-benefit-from-national-food-packaging-centre/

hana is to benefit from a National Food Packaging Centre being proposed by the ‘Improving Food Packaging for Small Medium Agro-Enterprises (SAME’s) in Sub-Saharan Africa Project.’ - See more at: citifmonline.com/2017/04/23/ghana-to-benefit-from-national-food-packaging-centre/)

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Food industry: New government expected to support local agro-processing

Source: gtai

Since the elections in 2016 the mood in the Ghanaian food industry has improved abruptly: Private companies expect incentives such as tax reductions and lower duties on capital goods. Especially the local processing of raw materials harvested in Ghana should benefit from these incentives (…)

The market for imported food is large already now and is expected to grow further

Source: gtai

Formal retail trade with supermarkets only started to develop some ten years ago. Back then supermarkets (like Shoprite, Checkers, Maxmart and Koala) targeted wealthy Ghanaians and expats. Meanwhile the Spanish supermarket chain Dia has opened up smaller supermarkets with low-priced products for the Ghanaian middle class. This example shows that Ghanaian consumers are open to adopt new products. If only the price is right (…)