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Indian Government's Support to Ghanaian Small & Medium
A Memorandum of Understanding for establishing a Food Processing Business Incubation Centre in Ghana was signed at the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Accra this afternoon. H.E. Mr. K. JeevaSagar, High Commissioner of India to Ghana on behalf of the Government of India and the Hon'ble Minister for Environment, Science, Technology & Innovation, H.E AkwasiOppong-Fosu, on behalf of the Government of Ghanahave signed the MoU. The signing of the MoU marks further strengthening of the excellent bilateral relations between the two countries and adds yet another innovative instrument whereby Indian expertise and knowledge is shared with Ghanaian entrepreneurs in agro-processing field.
The concept of the Food Processing Business Incubation Centre has been conceived under the India-Africa Fund Summit - II initiative.The project will be implemented by the Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research, Accra and the International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (India), Hyderabad. It is one of the five Incubation Centres to be set up in Africa. Similar Centres will be established in Mali, Cameron, Uganda and Angola respectively.
The Food Processing Business Centre would help Ghanaian entrepreneurs enhance their business skills and scale up their businesses with value addition and better know-how.The tangible deliverables would include entrepreneurship development among SMEs in food processing, creation of market linkages and provision of process know-how.The project is expected to help enhanceemployment opportunities in Ghana, connect local agro-industrial sector to global value chains and impart greater competitiveness and diversity to Ghanaian food products in the international markets.
20 March 2015