AMEKUSE, LARRY SELORM
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AMEKUSE, LARRY SELORM

Mr. Larry Amekuse is an Agribusiness Development/Value Chain and Training Consultant. He served as a consultant to several local and international institutions including the TRIAS (a Dutch based NGO), USAID, Agri-Impact Consult, SPEED Ghana and ICCO from the Netherlands. He has over eight years intensive working experience with SME’s in the Agribusiness Sector, farmers and collectors of NTFPs, spices and specialty vegetables across West Africa.

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Hibiscus

Scientific name: Hibiscus sabdariffa Family: Malvaceae Common name: Roselle, L’oiselle, Jamaican sorrel, Karkade, Bissap, etc. History More than 300 species of hibiscus can be found around the world, growing in both tropical and subtropical regions. Most varieties are used as ornamental plants, but the swollen red calyces of the sabdariffa type are dried and brewed...

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Griffonia

Common name                        : Griffonia Scientific name                     : Griffonia Simplicifolia Local name (Liberia)            : Glabler, Guoblo, Wawatoto Local name (Ghana)             : Kagya, atoo, poopoo Botanical Background Griffonia simplicifolia plant is found principally in the...

Voacanga
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Voacanga

Product Name                       : Voacanga Scientific Name                     : Voacanga Africana Common Name                     : Voacanga Local Name (Akan)              :  Obonawa   Ecology and Botany   Voacanga Africana is an evergreen shrub native to Western Africa, specifically Ghana and Ivory Coast. The plant is widely distributed over the secondary forest and transitional zones.The tree is between 10-30 feet...

Mondia
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Mondia

Mondia is a climbing shrub with a large, tuberous rootstock, producing stems usually up to 8 metres long but exceptionally to 20 metres A multipurpose plant harvested from the wild for local use, it is especially valued for its medicinal virtues, particularly as an aphrodisiac, but is also as a food, drink, source of fibre...

Artemisia
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Artemisia

Artemisia I of Caria was a Greek queen of the ancient Greek city-state of Halicarnassus and of the nearby islands of Kos, Nisyros and Kalymnos, within the Achaemenid satrapy of Caria, in about 480 BC. She fought as an ally of Xerxes I, King of Persia against the independent Greek city states during the second Persian invasion of Greece. She personally commanded her contribution of five ships at the naval battle of Artemisiumand in the naval Battle of Salamis in...

Shea butter
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Shea butter

Shea butter ( is a fat extracted from the nut of the African shea tree (Vitellaria paradoxa).It is ivory in color when raw, with more processed versions being white in color, although it is commonly dyed yellow with borututu root or palm oil. It is widely used in cosmetics as a moisturizer, salve or lotion. Shea butter is edible and is used in food preparation in some African countries. Occasionally, shea butter...

Kombo butter
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Kombo butter

Botanical Name : Pycnanthus angolensis Family : Myristicaceae family Commercial name : Kombo, African nutmeg Local Names (Ghana) : Otea Background and Distribution Pycnanthus angolensis Warb. (P. Kombo), commonly known as African nutmeg, is a tropical plant belonging to the Myristicaceae family and having a geographical distribution stretching across western Africa from Guinea to Cameroon,...