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Ghana Horticulture Expo 2024 to Showcase Agricultural Sector’s Growth and Cutting-Edge Innovations

The Federation of Associations of Ghanaian Exporters (FAGE) is set to organize the inaugural Ghana Horticulture Expo 2024, which aims to transform the agricultural landscape by spotlighting the country’s vibrant horticultural sector.

Scheduled to take place from July 9 to 11, 2024, at the Accra International Conference Center, this event will promote sustainable practices, foster collaboration, and address key challenges faced by the industry.

Under the theme “Celebrating Ghana’s horticultural diversity; produce quality, export more,” the Expo aims to spotlight Ghana’s potential in horticulture and underscore the importance of sustainable farming methods in achieving economic growth through export of value-added products.

The event will bring together a diverse array of stakeholders, including business leaders, investors, agricultural producers, researchers, and international buyers. Over 126 exhibitors will showcase the richness of Ghana’s horticultural products, ranging from fresh vegetables and fruits to coconut-based products, cashew, and oil palm.

Ghana’s horticultural sector plays a significant role in the national economy, contributing to both GDP and employment. The government has been proactive in developing policies to support the sector, including initiatives aimed at improving market access, enhancing quality standards, and promoting sustainable farming practices. Despite these efforts, the sector still faces challenges such as limited international exposure, inadequate supply volumes, and compliance with global standards.

Mr. Davies Narh Korboe, President of FAGE, expressed enthusiasm about the Expo’s potential impact, stating that it represents a pivotal moment for the sector, serving as a catalyst for elevating the industry, enhancing market access, and fostering sustainable growth.

The Expo will feature a series of activities designed to promote dialogue, innovation, and collaboration among stakeholders, including seminars on sustainable farming practices, conferences addressing market access and technological advancements, and networking sessions aimed at fostering partnerships across the agricultural value chain. Additionally, a technology showcase will highlight innovations in horticulture, with discussions focused on identifying challenges and devising strategic plans for the sector’s advancement.

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Key objectives of the Expo include enhancing visibility for Ghanaian horticultural businesses on the global stage, promoting sustainable agricultural practices, and facilitating knowledge exchange to empower farmers and stakeholders with the tools necessary for success. By addressing challenges such as limited international exposure, inadequate supply volumes, and non-compliance with standards, the Expo aims to significantly contribute to Ghana’s socio-economic development.

The Expo is expected to generate substantial interest and participation from both local and international audiences, reaffirming Ghana’s status as a leading hub of agricultural excellence in the region. It represents a unique opportunity for stakeholders to engage, collaborate, and explore innovative solutions that will drive the future growth of Ghana’s horticultural sector.

As Ghana stands on the brink of an agricultural renaissance, the Ghana Horticulture Expo 2024 is set to play a crucial role in shaping the future of the country’s horticultural industry. By bringing together key players, fostering innovation, and promoting sustainable practices, the Expo promises to be a cornerstone event that will drive the sector’s evolution and set a new benchmark for agricultural excellence in the region.

The event is expected to have in attendance as Guest Speaker King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II, Ga Mashie Mantse, Honourable ministers of State, Members of Parliament, Chief Executives of State-Owned Enterprises, Heads and representatives of corporate institutions, and Heads of Research Institutes and the Academia.

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