USAID Funds Over One Million Ghana Cedis for Ghana’s First Horticultural Expo

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The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), provided over one-million Ghana Cedis ($85,000) to support the first-ever Ghana Horticultural Expo.

The three-day event organized by the Federation of the Associations of Ghanaian Exporters (FAGE) and partners, runs from July 9 to 11, 2024 at the Accra International Conference Centre.

“By funding this event through the Feed the Future Ghana Trade and Investment (GTI) Activity, we aim to enhance collaboration among stakeholders, increase private sector involvement in food security initiatives, and empower enterprises to position themselves as engines of growth in Ghana’s economic transformation agenda,” said USAID Ghana Economic Growth Office Director, Andrew Read during the opening session.

Under the theme Celebrating Ghana’s Horticultural Diversity; Produce Quality, Export More, the expo brings together farmers, exporters, representatives from the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA), horticultural business sector
players, experts and innovators, financial institutions, and development partners to observe demonstrations of horticultural products and practices, establish business connections, provide valuable insights into the latest trends and technologies, and create interest in the horticulture sector, especially among the
youth.

There will also be workshops and panel discussions for participants to observe and engage in. “Improved horticulture means more fruits and vegetables in your home gardens and at the farmer’s market, providing improved access to critical nutrients for a balanced diet.” Read added.

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The United States is Ghana’s largest bilateral development partner. In 2023, the United States Agency for International Development, USAID, provided over $140 million in bilateral development assistance. This funding covered various areas, including agriculture, economic growth, health, education, governance, and
more.

About USAID
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential. USAID’s work advances an integrated approach to development. It promotes accountability, sustainable systems, and inclusive development.

About Feed the Future
Feed the Future is the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative led by USAID. By equipping people with the knowledge and tools they need to feed themselves, the U.S. Government through Feed the Future is addressing the root causes of poverty and hunger, helping countries develop their agriculture sectors,
and creating important opportunities for a new generation of young people—all while building a more stable world. For more information, visit feedthefuture.gov.

About FAGE
The Federation of Associations of Ghanaian Exporters (FAGE) is an umbrella organization of exporters and product associations established in 1992.

The Federation, registered under the Companies Code of Ghana (Act 179, 1963), operates as a not-for-profit organization. FAGE promotes the expansion and diversification of Ghanaian exports to foreign markets by assisting member firms in developing and marketing their products and improving the enabling
environment for trade through government advocacy.

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