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Project Hortifresh™ (Embassy of the Netherlands in Ghana) and the German Import Promotion Desk (IPD), Sense and NABC have partnered to lead a buying mission to Ghana & Ivory Coast from the 5th -15th May 2020*. The visit will allow you to meet reliable suppliers of fresh, dried, and frozen fruit as well as  fruit juices & concentrate from this rapidly developing region. You can opt for Ivory Coast (5 th -9 th May); Ghana (10 th -14 th May) or both. 

During the visit you will be able to:                                             

Visit production facilities

  • Get your own impression of the production sites
  • Assess their logistics & management capabilities
  • Check the quality of the products directly on-the-spot
  • Get insights from the business advisors from IPD & Project Hortifresh

All exporters have been pre-selected by IPD or the business support team from project HortiFresh™. This is based on rigorous assessment during company visits where we have checked product quality, capability and capacity for export.

Your Benefits
+ Meet reliable suppliers of fresh, dried, frozen fruit & juices

+  All companies are carefully selected and assessed so that they match your needs.

+  Benefit from tailor-made company visits and individual B2B meetings.

+  Obtain information about the supply chain by visiting farms, pack-houses and production facilities to provide you with insights from planting to dispatching.

+  Get to know engaged associations and local partners in Ghana &/or Ivory Coast.

+  Network with other CEOs and purchasing managers from European importing companies in the fresh sector.



Please find the draft mission programme (for both countries) here. 

Practical information

Our Services:

+ All logistics in Ghana & Ivory Coast  (transportation to the companies + accommodation) will be organized by the sourcing mission team.

+ Customisation of the program to ensure that you have a productive visit

+ You will be accompanied by our business advisors ie. market & sector experts from IPD or Project HortiFresh™

+ Networking events organized by the sourcing mission team

Mission Dates & Participation Fee:

*(the 5th of May is an international travel date, 6-10 are full program days in CDI, with a regional flight to Ghana on the end of the 10th and a full program in Ghana from the11-14th, departing back to Europe on the evening of the 14th).

** With the option to chose between one of the 2 countries or partake in both programmes

*** Mission price. 800 euro for both countries; 600 euro for 1 country, excluding hotel and flight costs, including local transport costs and mission organization & matching. 

****The second participant of each company receives a 50% discount.
***** In case the mission is cancelled due to the corona virus, the registration fee (800 or 600 euro) will be fully reimbursed.


Key Opportunities:

Various selection rounds have identified the following opportunities for sourcing fruit in both countries. Click here to download a factsheet on Ivory Coast, and here for Ghana. 


Trade mission details

Fruit Buying Mission to Cote D'Ivoire & Ghana
From May 05, 2020
Till May 15, 2020
Abidjan, Accra, Ghana, Ivory Coast