Mon, 04 Dec 2023

The 3rd International Ghana Coconut Festival: Uniting Stakeholders to Enrich the Coconut Industry and Foster Global Trade Opportunities

[Toronto, Canada] - The 3rd International Ghana Coconut Festival, sponsored by The World Bank Group, will kick off on September 26th, coinciding with 'National Coconut Day,' at Takoradi, Western Region. This three-day trade and exhibition event aims to bring critical stakeholders together within the coconut growing and processing industry to catalyze growth, excitement, and success. International coconut importers, retailers from the international market, and investors worldwide are invited to participate and explore the immense potential of Ghana's coconut sector.

Themed "INVEST IN GHANA'S COCONUT SECTOR FOR AN INCLUSIVE ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION AND IMPROVED CLIMATE AND SOCIAL RESILIENCE," this year's festival seeks to expedite the sector's growth by enhancing the value of raw materials produced from coconuts. Organized by the African Coconut Group in collaboration with the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA), the festival aims to achieve an annual revenue target of US$2.8 billion from exporting semi-processed and processed coconut products.

The festival proudly highlights the significant contributions of women and youth in enriching the coconut industry in Ghana. Through various policy initiatives and collaborations with the African Coconut Group, critical successes have been achieved in the coconut production industry. The event will provide a platform for youth in the coconut sector to interact with CEOs and industry leaders, fostering mentorship and inspiring the next generation to actively engage in the industry.

Festival Aims and Key Highlights:

The 3rd International Ghana Coconut Festival promises to be a dynamic and enriching event, showcasing the vast potential and value of the coconut industry in Ghana. Some key highlights include:

  • Direct Trade Opportunities: Facilitating trade partnerships between international coconut importers, retailers from EU, North America, China, and Asia, and local coconut dealers in Ghana.
  • Boosting Coconut Production and Foreign Exchange Earnings: Creating awareness to promote coconut production and increase foreign exchange earnings for Ghana.
  • Innovation Exhibition: Showcasing innovative companies and suppliers presenting their latest coconut products and services.
  • Promoting Ghana's Tourism: Demonstrating the tourism potential of Ghana through coconut plantations and highlighting ecotourism opportunities for tour operators from Ghana, North America, China, and Asia.
  • Networking with Global Importers: Providing a networking platform for coconut product and by-product importers from EU, North America, China, and Asia.
  • Culinary Exhibit: Exploring the nutritional benefits of coconuts and showcasing their uses from fruits to roots.
  • Economic Growth and Job Opportunities: Supporting entrepreneurship, investment, and job creation within the coconut sector.

The festival will serve as an essential platform for quality technology transfer and marketing, enabling Ghana's coconut industry to meet international standards and attract global attention.

Event Details:

Date: September 26th - September 28th, 2023

Location: Takoradi, Western Region, Ghana

For Further Information:

For more details about the 3rd International Ghana Coconut Festival and to register your interest, please contact our festival organizers at 

Media Contact:

Julian Baricuatro

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