Ghana expresses interest in Agrotop’s poultry vertical integration solutions
Agrotop has been playing a major role in Africa’s fast-growing poultry market. The company, which has been active in the planning of large future projects in Ethiopia and Sierra Leona, has already completed several projects in Nigeria, Angola and other African countries.
Ghana, which wishes to explore opportunities to leverage modern technology to increase agriculture productivity, has expressed great interest in Agrotop’s vertical integration solutions.
The honorable Ken Ofori-Attah, Ghana’s finance minister, headed an official delegation which visited Agrotop’s headquarters in Israel on June 4, 2019.
The mission, aimed at seeking ways to replace poultry meat imports by local production, was also invited to the Emek Ha’ela Eggs site, designed and constructed by Agrotop. This pilot project demonstrates Agrotop’s vision for future poultry houses, which are aesthetic, efficient, environmentally friendly and achieve outstanding results.
Agrotop recently presented its smart poultry solutions at the Ghana Grows with Israel (GHrow-IL) Agritech Summit, 2019, which took place in Accra on June 4, 2019.
Some 20 Israeli Agri-tech companies participated in the event. Agrotop’s International Business Developer Ben Van Dijk met with farm owners and entrepreneurs interested in exploring the possibility of setting up local poultry farms.
The summit was a joint initiative of the Trade and Economic Mission of Israel in Ghana and Ghana’s Ministry of Food and Agriculture. The seminar was designed to offer interested Ghanaian companies in the agricultural space and leading policy makers to learn, interact and build business relationships with leading Israeli Agri-Tech innovators and senior executives interested in entering the local market.
The event was specifically designed to meet the needs presented in Ghana’s government initiative “Planting for Food and Jobs.”
The Israeli delegation was headed by Shani Cooper, Israel’s ambassador to Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and Ayelet Karp, head of the Trade and Economic Mission in the Israeli embassy.