SECTOR CAPABILITIES - Medicinal plants from Ghana

Ghana’s rich and ecologically diverse forests contain hundreds of different plant and tree species. Some of them are considered medicinal plants and are increasingly applied in pharmaceutical and cosmetic applications. Also exports are increasing. It concerns especially raw materials, which are exported to China and EU markets, where they will be processed into final products.

The increasing trade of medicinal plants contributes significantly to Ghana’s ambition to grow and diversify exports of Non Traditional Exports. The interests of the sector are represented by the Botanical Plant Exporters Association of Ghana (BOPA).

Reasons to buy

  • A wide range of different types of product is available: voacange, griffornia, annatto seeds, colanuts
  • Medicinal plants are harvested in the wild.
  • All products are organic by default.
  • Mostly women, individuals and smallholders involved.
  • Ghana offers an Ideal climate to grow and collect medicinal plants.

Trade performance

Featured exporters

Green Action Ghana

The Green Action is a specialized Ghanaian company that was founded in 2013 by a team of Ghanaian professionals with skills in agribusiness, management, agronomy, chemical engineering, finance and botany. Green Action is flexible and meticulous in its operations with equally flexible terms and conditions of doing business. The staff…
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Bethel Inc. Agencies

Bethel Incorporated Agencies was established in Ghana in October 2000 under the Registrar 1963 to trade in cash crops such as Voacanga Africana Seeds and Griffonia Simplicifolia Seeds as well as Cashew nuts, Robusta coffee, for export. The company is mainly export oriented, but equally buys and sells raw Botanicals…
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Minga Foods

Minga Foods is an organisation that started in 2012 with the principal objective of assisting farmers in Ghana to improve their nutrition and livelihoods through the moringa tree. The organisation has helped farmers earn $400,000+ additional income through its work and have planted over 200,000 trees.

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Centre for Plant Medicine Research

Centre for Plant Medicine Research (CPMR), formally called the Centre for Scientific Research into Plant Medicine (CSRPM), Mampong-Akwapim was established by the Government of Ghana in 1975 as a result of the dream and vision of Dr. Oku Ampofo, a renowned allopathic Medical Practitioner. The Centre originally started as a small OPD run by Dr. Oku Ampofo at the then Community Center (OBIKYERE) of Mampong-Akwapim before it moved to its present site.

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