Acceleration support for horticultural SMEs in Ghana

The client and the challenge

The client

HortiFresh project West-Africa, funded by the Netherlands Enterprising Agency, RVO Netherlands

The challenge

Vegetable and fruit is a rapidly growing sector in West Africa, fueled by a middle class that wants healthy, high quality food. The sector in Ghana and Ivory Coast shows a strong growth potential and opportunity for private investments. In addition to agronomical issues, the sector needs to enable SMEs to grow and expand their markets so they can increase revenue, and more job opportunities in existing SMEs.

The solution

MDF designed and facilitated  group workshops for SMEs in horticulture. We followed up by individual coaching of each company. We assisted over 30 women-led companies over a three-year period to expand their markets.  

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