Africa Food Manufacturing & Safety Summit (AFMASS) Conference & Expo – Western Africa edition

AFMASS Western Africa is the largest food, beverage and milling industry's largest conference and exhibition attended by key decision makers from Western Africa Africa to trade, network and learn the latest processing, packaging and safety technologies. Bringing together delegates and visitors from Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Benin, Ivory Coast and surrounding countries in Western Africa, AFMASS…

Caltech Ventures to partner Ghanaian university to improve raw material sourcing

GHANA – Ghana’s Ho Technical University (HTU) has unveiled plans of partnering with Caltech Ventures Limited, a cassava processing firm in Ghana, to increase raw material supply to the firm. According to Mr. Phanuel Klogo, Head of Agro-Enterprise Development Department at HTU the partnership seeks to increase investment in the agro sector and improve the…

Ghana’s leading cocoa buyer seeks US$100m to boost operations

GHANA – The Produce Buying Company (PBC) Limited, Ghana’s biggest cocoa buyer, seeks to raise US$100 million from international banks help the firm sustain its operation and settle its obligations. According to the firm’s deputy chief executive officer, Kojo Safo, the transaction, handled by an Accra-based advisory firm, should be completed before the start of…

Ghana to establish rice processing factory in Kassena under 1D1F initiative

GHANA – The government of Ghana has unveiled plans of establishing a rice processing factory in Kassena-Nankana Municipal under the government’s flagship programme, One District One Factory initiative (1D1F). Mr Williams Adum, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Kassena-Nankana Municipal, said the factory will facilitate value addition as well as increase rice production in the…

Japanese organisation inaugurates Shea butter processing facility in Ghana

GHANA - The Government of Japan under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGHSP) has handed over a shea butter processing facility to a farming community in Gushegu Municipality, Northern region of Ghana. The project was implemented by Grameen Ghana, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) with a GH¢388,500 (US$75,000) funding from GGHSP. The proceeding…

EU launches US$1.27m aquaculture project in Ghana to enhance growth in the value chain

GHANA – The European Union (EU) in partnership with the local government arms have launched a US$1.27 million Fish for Development Project (FIDEP) in Adentan, Ghana, that seeks to promote growth in the value chain. According to a report by GhanaWeb, the EU will be funding 70% of the project while the Adentan Municipal Assembly,…

French biotech firm Cycle Farms inaugurates first insect-based fish feed factory in Ghana

GHANA - Cycle Farms, a France based biotechnology firm, has inaugurated its first fish feed factory in Tema, Ghana, that will process insect meal protein-rich fish feed in a bid to boost aquaculture production in the country. Cycle Farms will utilise the Black soldier fly (BSF) larva in the industrial-scale production of a complete feed…

Government to establish additional tapioca starch processing plant under IDIF programme

GHANA – The Ghanaian government has unveiled plans of setting up a cassava starch processing plant in the western region under its One District One Factory (IDIF) initiative by the close of the year. According to Moses Kwabena Boakye, administrative manager of Amenfi Farms Ghana Limited, the project will be supported by 500 acres of…

Ghana’s chamber of commerce backs Unilever Ghana growth strategy

GHANA – The Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industries (GNCCI) has pledged its support to the fast moving consumer goods manufacturer, Unilever Ghana, towards helping the firm boost efficiencies in its operations. According to Nana Appiagyei Dankawoso I, president GNCCI, the move is aimed at boosting Unilever Ghana’s revenue generation by addressing major operational…

Industrialisation lobby group proposes US$2bn bond to support Ghana’s agriculture sector

GHANA – The Alliance for Development and Industrialization (ADI), an industrialisation advocacy group in Ghana, has tabled a US$2 billion Transformational Commodity Fund (TCF) for the development of a sustainable agriculture sector in Ghana. According to ADI the US$2 billion fund will support the entire sector and adjourning structures such as roads infrastructure at community…