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Ethiopia, Ghana lures US agro-business technocrats

by Grace Kisembo

A United States-based manufacturing technology solution provider, SEYCONTECH LLC is working to solve the bottlenecks in African countries’ manufacturing sectors.

Dr. Sydney K. Seymour, Founder and President of the firm said Ethiopia and Ghana are among the company’s priority targets.

He said the two African countries’ focus on the development of manufacturing sector has lured SEYCONTECH.

“If Africa needs to have sustainable growth, the development of its manufacturing industries is unquestionable,” said Dr. Seymour, who holds 12 U.S. patents and one international patent.

Dr. Seymour believes African countries shouldn’t continue producing and exporting raw tomatoes and cocoa while importing back processed agricultural products.

“There are simple manufacturing technologies and solutions that can help the farmers or any entrepreneurs in Africa to produce tomato pastes and chocolates or any other processed agro-products within Africa.”

The company said economic data indicates that 40% food losses occur in Africa due to the wastage in the agriculture business chain – from pre-harvesting to post-harvesting.

“For more than 25 years, we have been helping companies operating in a wide range of industries in North America, Europe and Asia to become more competitive. SEYCONTECH has the domain expertise to guide Sub-Saharan African companies through the journey of building capacity and prepare them for export to penetrate foreign markets,” Dr. Seymour said.

SEYCONTECH LLC’s services include, helping manufacturing startups or existing ones to produce globally competitive quality agro-processed goods as well as develop organization with the top managerial and technical skills, among others.

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