Netherlands to Help Boost Ghana Vegetable Production, Exports

Netherlands to Help Boost Ghana Vegetable Production, Exports

From Ghana Web

The Netherlands has partnered Ghana to improve vegetable production and reduce import under the Ghana Vegetable Sector Commercialisation programme (GhanaVeg).

The initiative is aimed at improving the sector to suit the global standard and produce more vegetables for export in order to generate foreign exchange for the country.

This was disclosed at the launch of GhanaVeg by the Netherlands Ambassador to Ghana, Mr Hans Docter last Tuesday, in Accra.

According to Mr Docter, the Netherlands has a lot to offer Ghana in the area of technology, which will benefit vegetable production in the private sector.

“The domestic market alone is growing at more than 10 percent and the potential value for export vegetables is estimated at US$ 250 million and Ghana is still importing US$85 million worth of onions that could be produced in the country,” he said.

The programme which will end in 2017, has received four million Euros in funding from Netherlands.

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