Ghanaian horticulturist trained in supply chain

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A series of skills buildup workshops for operators in the horticultural supply chain has been ongoing at the African Development Bank funded 2 million dollar Pack-House at Vakpo-New Adomi.

The trainings, which are in modules, cover areas such as propagation, transplanting, seed quality, fumigation, water supply, plant care, harvesting techniques and marketing.
Agri-Impact Consult, an Accra-based international private agri-business services provider, is undertaking the trainings with support from Skill Development Fund (SDF), set to build the competencies of skilled workers.
Dan Acquaye, Chief Executive of Agri-Impact speaking at the close of training of a mainly women?s group of vegetable marketers and croppers on Friday said there was the urgent need for horticultural production to race after the galloping market opportunities.
He said using Intensive Production Technologies, such as being introduced to participants at the workshops could raise yield and fruit quality considerably.
Crops that were targeted at the sessions included tomatoes, sweet pepper, lettuce and melons.
Mr Acquaye said the yearly fruit market in the Accra-Tema area alone was worth 402 million dollars.
Participants who completed the required number of modules for their areas of operation were awarded certificates.



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