The American Chamber of Commerce, Ghana, the U.S. Embassy in Ghana, and the U.S. Commercial Service are pleased to announce Cargill as a #SilverSponsor of the 2023 U.S. Ghana Business Expo.
Scheduled for August 10 – 11, 2023, at the Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra, under the theme; Leveraging U.S. – Ghana Trade Relations for Growth and Prosperity, the U.S. – Ghana Business Expo aims to provide a platform for fostering bilateral trade collaborations and economic growth between the United States and Ghana. It will bring together key industry stakeholders, entrepreneurs, government officials, and business leaders from both nations to explore opportunities, exchange ideas, and forge strategic partnerships.
The two-day event will also provide an overview of the current trade relations between the United States and Ghana, highlight success stories, identify growth areas, and outline strategies for fostering further collaboration with integrated business-to-business meetings between Ghanaian and U.S. companies.
Cargill has been sourcing cocoa from Ghana for over 40 years and in 2008, opened its state-of-the-art cocoa processing facility in Tema. Today the company has around 240 employees processing cocoa products to service food and confectionary customers locally and around the world. In 2016 Cargill added a Licensed Buying Company (LBC) to its Ghanaian footprint. The LBC operations bring innovative ways to trade with our farmers, emphasizing our sustainability and traceability efforts.
Cargill made a $3.2 million investment into sustainability programming with partners CARE and the International Cocoa Initiative. Cargill also builds new schools and school infrastructure.
Cargill works alongside farmers, producers, manufacturers, retailers, governments, and other organizations to fulfill their purpose to nourish the world in a safe, responsible, and sustainable way.
From small family farms to global shipping lanes, Cargill works every day to implement new sustainable practices to reduce our impact on the planet and protect people.
Throughout our long history, we have seen agriculture be part of the solution to the world’s most urgent challenges. We know that we must address climate change and conserve water and forests while meeting the rising demand for food. These are complex challenges, but we have overcome many obstacles to keep our food system resilient and we will continue. We feel a deep responsibility to protect the planet and its people, to ensure a cleaner, safer future for generations to come. Learn more…