Strategies to support the greenhouse horticulture sector in Ghana

A. Elings, Y. Saavedra, G.O. Nkansah

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Abstract

Protected cultivation in Ghana is relatively small, though public and private interest is rapidly increasing. This report presents a quick scan of the sector, with a focus on business opportunities. From a value chain perspective, inadequate access to inputs, low production levels, poor storage facilities and low product quality are the main limitations. Key factors to improve the situation are: a) a country-wide seed supply system that makes available high quality cultivars, b) the availability of biological control agents, c) a greenhouse design that is suitable for the local, hot climate, d) a healthy growing medium, and e) well-trained management and staff. Business opportunities are: a) greenhouses adapted to the local climate, greenhouse equipment, solar energy, sensors and data loggers, and a local industry fabricating and maintaining goods, b) variety trials and hybrid varieties, and c) integrated pest management and biological control.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen UR
Number of pages52
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameReport GTB
PublisherWageningen UR
No.1353

Keywords

  • greenhouse horticulture
  • ghana
  • vegetable growing
  • farm management
  • production
  • postharvest quality
  • greenhouse technology
  • solar energy
  • mechanization
  • geographical races
  • varieties
  • integrated control

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    Elings, A., Saavedra, Y., & Nkansah, G. O. (2015). Strategies to support the greenhouse horticulture sector in Ghana. (Report GTB; No. 1353). Wageningen: Wageningen UR.