A delegation of eight Danish companies will visit Ghana from May 17 to 20, to explore the market opportunities and expand the strong commercial relations between Denmark and Ghana in the food and agriculture sector.

The trip is organised by the Embassy of Denmark in collaboration with the Danish Agriculture & Food Council.

The main theme of the visit is the challenge of post-harvest food loss and the delegation will explore how innovative Danish solutions can help solve this problem and at the same time increase sustainable economic growth in the food and agriculture sector in Ghana.

The companies seek to gain market insights and build relationships with potential customers and key partners in the food and agriculture sector through the interactions.

Post-harvest food loss and waste is a major challenge in Ghana, and it is estimated that more than 50% of the production in selected value chains is lost before it reaches the consumer.

The Ambassador of Denmark, Tom Nørring says: “Based on the principle of producing more with less, Danish companies are world-leaders in developing sustainable solutions that improve resource efficiency and add value to the agricultural sector.

“That is why Danish companies are in a strong position to collaborate with Ghanaian partners in scaling up the agro-industry in Ghana and we look forward to facilitating that with this delegation.”

As part of the programme, the delegation will visit several companies in greater Accra, including Niche Cocoa Industries, Blueskies, Arla Foods Ghana, and Transmed to showcase successful businesses in Ghana and explore the challenges that call for action through partnerships.

The delegation will also meet with regulators and government stakeholders to learn more about relevant sector programmes and the framework conditions for doing business in Ghana, hosted by Ghana Investment Promotion Centre.

Finally, the Embassy of Denmark and the Danish Agriculture and Food Council will host a business forum with a core focus on matchmaking and B2B meetings as well as discussions on how reducing food loss can lead to a more green, safe and prosperous food and agriculture sector in Ghana.

The Danish companies participating in the delegation are Arla Foods Ghana, Cimbria, DanBred, Danfoss, Foss Analytics, Maersk Ghana, Orana, and TITAN Containers.

Some are exploring the market opportunities in Ghana and some have already made major investments in Ghana as a regional hub for their activities.

The companies provide solutions in almost all areas of the food and agriculture value chains such as cold chain, transport, food safety, food processing, storage, machinery and more.