Ghana’s Ministry of Food and Agriculture recently released a statement that the country would start to import cattle from the United States to help build the domestic dairy industry. Ghana is experiencing an increase in dairy product consumption as diets change and their growing population becomes more urbanized.
Historically, limited access to cold storage and transportation has limited Ghana to the consumption of ultra high-temperature pasteurized products. Although these products have a long shelf life, improved infrastructure is causing a push for more fresh dairy and a bigger local dairy industry. Ghana imported around $90 million worth of dairy products in 2017, but more investment in domestic production could lessen the country’s reliance on foreign dairy imports. With Gro Intelligence, subscribers monitor dairy market trade and stay current with industry developments.