The Hungarian Embassy has established a demonstration farm in Ghana.
During the opening ceremony of the first sample farm, the Director General of the National Agricultural Research and Innovation Centre in Accra, Mr. Csaba Gyuricza said in the coming years, Hungary will establish a total of six demonstration farms in Ghana where varieties of Hungarian plants will be tested.
“The Hungarian agricultural innovation results may soon be the best-selling export product,” said Mr. Csaba Gyuricza.
Experts expect that the demonstration farms would create market opportunities for Hungarian businesses in the future.
The Director General emphasized that the newly launched farms will mainly be used for ornamental plants and various vegetable plants in tropical conditions.
He said the first results are already encouraging and farmers in the region are pleased to welcome Hungarian varieties and technologies.
Mr. Gyuricza said more people are interested in the processing industry as well.
H.E. András Szabó, Ambassador of Hungary to Ghana, said that the re-opening of the Embassy of Hungary in Accra three years ago has significantly increased the economic, cultural, scientific and educational ties with the West African country.
“The launch of the demonstration farms is not only a milestone in Ghanaian-Hungarian agricultural relations, but it may have an impact on the presentation of Hungarian agricultural products and technologies across Africa,” the Ambassador stressed.
The population of the African continent is forecast to double over the next two decades.
Analysts are of the view that the growing demand for food and feed cannot be addressed without external help.
In the coming years, Hungary will appear in eight African countries with crop varieties and other domestic agricultural innovations and the operators of the program hope that these would bring both scientific and economic results.
The professional coordination of the established farms will be done by the National Agricultural Research and Innovation Centre.