Ghana has been selected to participate in this year’s edition of Blue Sea Land Expo which is expected to afford local food and fish producers to learn and partner multi-national companies to help improve their food processing skills.
Blue Land Sea is a holistic Exposition of the Mediterranean, Africa and Middle Eastern agro food clusters, the exhibits a variety of process for foods and fish preservation,
This year’s edition which is the fifth of its kind is slated for October 5- October 7, at Mazara Del Vallo in Italy.
Mr. Alexander Dadzawa, the Head of Marketing and Promotion of the Ghana Export Promotion, Authority who was speaking at the launch of the Expo in Accra yesterday called on the business and agro processing sectors to participate in the fair to enable them learn innovative food and fish preservation ideas.
He observed that canned tuna, when exported from Ghana generates better income for the county hence the participation by players in the aquaculture, horticulture and agriculture sectors in the expo would boost Ghana’s economy..
“Blue Sea Land, which is a blend of culture and traditions in a multi-cultural and multi-sectorial frame, will bring opportunities to attract more Italian people to the sector for more investment to be created,” he said.
Mr. Dadzawa said horticulture and agriculture are important sectors in the country and the industry players must endeavor to learn more
Mr. Wakefield Ackuaku, the Business Development Manager of Doulos Consult Limited, organizers of the expo said the event will showcase agro products and processing, fisheries, aquaculture, textiles, and garments processed and preserved and various ways.
The expo he said would provide a platform for Ghanaian companies to showcase their products to the rest of the world where the standards and quality of Ghanaian products would be projected.
“The Expo will also strengthen the cooperation among the participating countries and promote economic, social, institutional and cultural integration among people through seminars, conferences, expo, business to business meetings and cultural events,” he said.
Mr. Ackuaku said the Ghana Export Promotion Authority would scrutinize and vet all the applications received and go on to recommend for selected companies and products that will be best set and maintain the standard Ghanaian products would want to set and preserve globally.
“Doulos Consult Limited will facilitate for these companies to attend and exhibit at the Blue Sea Land 2016 with companies footing their cost participation,” he said.
The Deputy Ambassador of the Italian Embassy, Dr Lorenzo Pinelli, said Blue Sea Land is a showcase that originates from the desire to aggregate Italian, Mediterranean, African and the Middle Eastern productive Districts of the agro-food and fishing sector.
He lauded organisers of the event, noting that the expo would strengthen the cooperation among participating countries.
By Linda Naa Deide Aryeetey