Blue-Green Irrigation Mission to Ghana

Are you involved in climate-smart agriculture or irrigation and water management for sustainable agriculture? Are you looking to expand your network to different countries? Join us on a trade mission to West Africa (Ghana) from the 6th to the 12th of October  2019 and uncover the chances for your company there!

6th of October 2019
Accra, Ghana
NABC trade mission
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  • From 6th-12th of October, 2019 NABC, in cooperation with RVO, is organising a Blue-Green Irrigation Mission to Ghana. This mission will focus on translating irrigation challenges into opportunities for Dutch knowledge, products, and services in the areas of irrigation and water management for sustainable agriculture. During the mission, you get to meet government officials from Ghana, Nigeria and Ivory Coast, see private and public irrigation schemes and meet your Ghanaian counterparts during roundtable discussions. The mission will be led by irrigation specialist Peter Prins from Land, Water & Food Consult.

    The northern parts of Ghana (and Côte d’Ivoire and Nigeria) are facing problems induced by climate change, drought and the rough terrain. In these areas there is a large need for food, for both people and livestock, but the location, climate variability, human activity in close proximity to waterbodies and a lack of technology and knowhow create a challenging environment for sustainable agriculture in West-Africa. Therefore, irrigation is one of the big topics in West Africa including the Sahel. This mission has a dual purpose; the mission offers market opportunities for Dutch suppliers of innovative and sustainable agri- and irrigation solutions, and opportunities for the development of mid- and long-term projects and partnerships in the area of sustainable agriculture, irrigation and water management. This mission will be the starting point for the formation and development of integral and multi-stakeholder (GH-NL) partnerships and projects that aim to contribute to sustainable development locally in respect to the land, water, food nexus.

    For who?
    The target group of this mission consists of Dutch companies that are active in advisory, services, equipment and other solutions related to sustainable agriculture and water management for improved agri- & horticulture. Public parties and knowledge institutes are also invited to participate.

    Registration for this mission is closed.

  • During the mission you will visit the north of Ghana (Tamale) and the area surrounding Accra. The programme consists of field and company visits, matchmaking, workshops with local stakeholders and networking events. Representatives from the government and renowned knowledge institutes from Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, and Nigeria will also be joining the mission. This mission will be led by land-, water- and food-specialist Peter Prins. In July a scoping mission was conducted to better understand the opportunities and challenges that exist in Ghana. The scoping mission report with recommendations and a draft programme can be downloaded here as well.

    Click here to download the tentative programme.

  • Click here to download the scoping mission report with recommendations.