Agriculture risks summit planned in Ghana

The Risks in Agriculture Summit to be held from 26 to 27 November 2013 in Accra, Ghana, hopes to provide a platform for high level discussions for delegates involved in the growth, trade, transportation, storage and processing of cocoa, coffee, cotton, palm oil and rubber in the West African Region.

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The Risks in Agriculture: Emerging Markets 2013 Summit focusses on large producers of cocoa, coffee, cotton, rubber and palm oil, in among others Ghana, Nigeria, Gabon, Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia. These West African countries have among the highest annual economic growth rates in the world. These countries have in the last few years seen huge development that has started to transform their businesses and the way they export and deal with buyers.

These producers are also eager to establish relationships with Europe and the rest of the world to make sure their development continues and is of benefit to the entire population. But there are still challenges to overcome around legal frameworks, export capacities, trade infrastructure, and farmers’ education.

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