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Ghana and Israel partners for avocado investment

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The Ghana Minister of Agriculture Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto has urged Israel to take advantage of the favorable business environment in the African country and invest in its agricultural sector.

The invitation was directed particularly at investors interested in avocado production, Business Ghana reported. He reportedly said that the Ghanian Government has set aside large areas of land for growing the crop

Akoto made the request during the 20th International Agricultural Exhibition and Conference dubbed “Agritech Israel 2018” in Tel Aviv, Israel, last week.

He invited Israeli investors to consider relocating to Ghana to grow the fruit which he said was not cultivated on a large scale in the country.

He noted that the presence of Israeli farmers in the country would be of great benefit because not only would they bring their expertise to bear on production, but there would also be the transfer of knowledge to local farmers interested in the cultivation of avocado.

He assured Israeli businesses interested in investing in avocado cultivation in Ghana of a sound business climate.

“We have the land, water and personnel,” he was quoted as saying.

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