Growers bemoan challenges with exploring potentials of floriculture industry

Ghana lags behind the flower exporting business, falling behind nations like Kenya and South Africa. With little attention accorded to the floriculture industry in Ghana, the sector has been underdeveloped for some time as numerous opportunities remain unexploited.

Though labor-intensive, the sector has the potential to employ 190,000 people in a decade. For 16 years, Floriculturist Sampson Kofi Anaab has been cutting, cultivating, and nursing flowers.

The best site for his plants is along the roads, mainly to attract buyers. But he has a challenge with space to cultivate his flowers. Land accessibility remains daunting.

“I started from the Garden City junction at Asafo. I was ejected from the place. Later, I moved to site my Garden near the Silicon Hotel near KNUST. There too, I was told to move. I was told the land I was occupying belonged to the University,” he explained. Inaccessibility to land has caused some floriculturists to farm in wetlands.


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