A Four member delegation from the Korea Organization International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) met with Central Regional Agri-Business experts from the Ghana Standards Authority, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ministry of Food and Agriculture and other stakeholders in the Central Region to identify mappings on how best Agri-Business can thrive in the region.

In his official opening address, the Chief Director for the Central Regional Coordinating Council, Mr. Michael Owusu-Amoako welcomed the delegation from KOICA and assured them of making their visit a warmly but developmental to the region’s advancement.

Mr. Owusu-Amoako urged them to come out with pragmatic measures that would inure to the intended efforts of the project for Agri-Business industries in the region.

He called for a collaborative effort from KOICA to enhance the value chain of this initiative for both parties benefit.

Jongkee Kim, the agricultural distribution expert of KOICA outlined the purpose of the meeting and indicated that the project was intended to increase agribusiness value chain in the region.

She added that the project was set for 5years.

She further said the project has 3 pillars on which the production, distribution and others could be built on.

Ms. Kim assured stakeholders of KOICA’s involvement in the development of Central region.

Present at the meeting were the Regional Economic Planning Officer, the Head of Public Affairs Unit all from the Central Regional Coordinating Council, Department of Agriculture, Regional Ghana Standards Authority, Regional Ministry of Trade and Industry.