The maiden International Coconut Festival will be on 24th to 26th September 2019. It’s organized by the African Coconut Group together with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture. The theme for the event is ‘Promoting Export Diversification through a Robust Ghanaian Coconut Industry” and is set to take place at the Accra International Conference Centre. The festival aims at exploring the untapped potential of the coconut plant.
Coconuts are an untapped resource in Ghana and the festival puts attention on this crop as a new driver of Ghana’s agricultural economy. The industry has the potential to reduce unemployment numbers significantly. Coconuts are more than food, it’s also used in decorating, planting and biofuels.