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Looking into Ghana's Meat processing sector

Published on: 01-Dec-2015

NABC together with GNBCC, on behalf of the Dutch Embassy in Accra, organized a poultry and processing trade mission to Ghana from November 8 to 12. The trade mission brought together a business delegation that consisted of Dutch companies operating in the poultry sector in Africa and companies which are interested in business opportunities in Africa.  

The five-day trade mission activities included meetings with Ghanaian government officials, company visits at the Ghana National Poultry Farmers Association and matchmaking sessions with local businesses working in the sector. 

Members of the delegation held talks with Deputy Minister of livestock, H.E. Dr. Hannah Bissiw on the poultry sector in Ghana and were briefed on investment opportunities for the Dutch private sector. Following the discussion, NABC together with the Embassy of the Netherlands in Ghana was asked to make recommendations on business opportunities in the poultry sector which will be used as an input to improve the sector in the country.

The delegation also visited  poultry and processing industries operating in Accra and Kumasi cities. In Accra, the delegation visited the Greater Accra Poultry Association and had matchmaking sessions with members of the Association. In Kumasi, the delegation paid visits to Asamoah Farm, Kumasi Abattoirs, a slaughterhouse, Akate Farm, Darko Farm, a broiler farm and Topman Farms, a hatchery, parent stock and feed mill. 

The trade mission was led by Paul van de Ven from  ISA/Hendrix-Genetics. Members of the business delegation included Vencomatic Group, ISA/Hendrix-Genetics, TransNational Agri Products and Champrix.   

Author: Emnet Assefa, Netherlands-African Business Council
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