Green Health: Pioneering Sustainable Supply Chain Practices in Agriculture and Healthcare

Agriculture is the foundation of our food system, providing the essential nutrients necessary for human health. The quality, variety and availability of agricultural produce and products directly impact dietary health and nutrition.

“Green health” emphasizes the synergy between agriculture and health, advocating for sustainable practices in both sectors to improve the quality of life and the environment. It highlights the fact that the future of human health is inextricably linked to how we cultivate and manage our natural resources.

On March 1, CARISCA hosted the inaugural event in our Inclusion in Supply Chain Training and Networking Series, on the topic of “green health.” The series consists of three-hour trainings featuring women or other underrepresented groups teaching, working or leading in logistics and supply chain management.

This groundbreaking online event was designed to inspire, educate and connect participants with like-minded individuals. Open to anyone, it was especially targeted to women entrepreneurs and students who are passionate about sustainable practices in agriculture and healthcare.

About the speakers:

Alexandria Oppong Amponsah talked about how pharmacies can be more than just places for medication but also hubs for nutritional advice and healthy food choices. She has nearly two decades of experience as a pharmacist. She is founder and CEO of Oaklex Pharmacy and Buyrite Supermarket in Accra, Ghana. She earned her bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and a master’s degree in clinical pharmacy from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Nana Yaa Appiah discussed the latest trends and innovations in healthcare delivery. She is founder and executive director of Equity Pharmacy, a retail community pharmacy she has expanded from one outlet to five outlets in 18 years. She also serves as a community pharmacy preceptor for the Pharmacy Council of Ghana and a consultant and advisor on reproductive health and rights. She holds an undergraduate pharmacy degree from KNUST and an MBA from the University of Ghana.

Victoria Sedohia is CEO of Vical Food and Investment Ltd and runs its subsidiary startup, Vical Freshly Squeezed, a 100% freshly prepared natural juice. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in supply chain management from KNUST. She also is an advocate for personal financial empowerment and independence.