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Farming, Export Trade, Workshops & Seminars, .

Some Industry Tit-bits


Exhibitions: GROCTEU for the first time participated in the 2018 edition of FRUIT LOGISTICA fair in Berlin, Germany.

Important contact were made in respect of buyers for fresh ghana yams, fresh ghana white yams, fresh cocoyam and fresh ghana sweet potato.

One of the associations is currently fulfilling orders obtained from the fair participation.

Traceability Database for Yam Exports

GROCTEU was invited to the 10th Anniversary of the BUSAC Fund during which GROCTEU’s Advocacy Action on ” ESTABLISHING A TRACEABILITY DATABASE FOR YAM EXPORTS was one of the success stories showcased.

Empowering Women in Agriculture

An MOU has been signed with the Yam Development Council and ITC in one of the programmes of AFA (Alliance for Action) to empower mainly women cocoa farmers in the KUKOUM/GOASO/SANKORE districts of the Brong Ahafo Region to get a second income by planting yams.

Under the agreement, GROCTEU would purchase yam tubers and seedlings from the farmers in the programme at negotiated prices. This would involve also giving financial support to three lead farmers and three secondary farmers in the period before the yams mature.   


A decision was taken to relocate the GROCTEU farms from Techiman to Kpandai.

The results from the farms had been disappointing and the leased land needed soil improvement which could be costly. 

ICT Training for members

Some GROCTEU members were selected to take part ( as respondents) in the ITC ( of Geneva) sponsored SME Competitiveness Survey administered by Association of Ghana Industries (AGI).

Workshops and Seminars

GROCTEU organized tailored workshops and seminars for it members and constituents sponsored by BUSAC Fund on various themes such as Improving Private Sector Advocacy, Yam Export Standards GS150 (yam) and GS170 (boxes), Traceability and Certificationfor Yam Export, Yam Sector Development Strategy, among others.

Members also attended workshops and seminars organized by GEPA, PPRSD, MOFA/MOTI and FAGE as well as Development partners such and USAID and GIZ.                         

Monitoring at the Pack House

A monitoring committee was formed to check exporters who were dodging the Pack House and hence were not paying the MOTI levy before shipping and also bypassing the mandatory scanning.


Training Sessions, Workshops and Seminars.


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Ghana Trade Fair Centre
La-Accra, Ghana
P O BOX TT599, Tema, Ghana


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