A delegation of eight Danish companies is in Ghana to investigate the market potential and strengthen the country’s strong commercial relationships in the food and agriculture sectors.
The tour is being organized by the Danish Embassy and the Danish Agriculture and Food Council.
The visit’s major focus is the ‘issue of post-harvest food loss,’ and the delegation will look at how innovative Danish solutions may help tackle this problem while also boosting Ghana’s food and agriculture sector’s long-term economic growth.
The companies hope to obtain market insights and create relationships with future consumers and important partners in the food and agriculture sector through these interactions.
Food loss and waste after harvest is a serious issue in Ghana, with estimates that more than half of production in some value chains is lost before it reaches the consumer.
“Based on the premise of producing more with less, Danish enterprises are world leaders in developing sustainable solutions that increase resource efficiency and bring value to the agriculture sector,” says Danish Ambassador Tom Norring. As a result, Danish enterprises are well-positioned to engage with Ghanaian partners in scaling up the agro-industry, and we look forward to supporting this with this delegation.”
The group will visit numerous enterprises in Greater Accra as part of the program, including Niche Cocoa Industries, Blueskies, Arla Foods Ghana, and Transmed, with the goal of exhibiting successful Ghanaian businesses and exploring difficulties that require partnerships.
At the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre, the team will engage with regulators and government stakeholders to learn more about relevant sector programs and the framework conditions for doing business in Ghana.
Finally, the Danish Embassy and the Danish Agriculture and Food Council will organize a business conference centered on matchmaking and B2B contacts, as well as discussions on how minimizing food loss, can lead to a more green, safe, and lucrative food and agriculture sector in Ghana.
Arla Foods Ghana, Cimbria, DanBred, Danfoss, Foss Analytics, Maersk Ghana, Orana, and TITAN Containers are among the Danish companies represented in the delegation.
Some are investigating market potential in Ghana, while others have already established Ghana as a regional base for their operations.
Cold chain, transportation, food safety, food processing, storage, machinery, and other sectors of the food and agriculture value chains are all covered by the companies.