Theme: Market Accessibility: The Structured and Sustainable Pathway
The 9th Pre-harvest Agribusiness Exhibition and Conference Event is scheduled to take place from September 25-27, 2019 at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium, Tamale. This event, adjudged the Agribusiness event of the Year, 2018, promotes business partnerships among the various value chain actors and policy-makers.
At a press briefing for the event held on August 28, 2019 at the USAID ADVANCE project premises at East Legon, the various partners including YARA Ghana, ECOBANK Ghana, KOSMOS Energy, and USAID ADVANCE highlighted the main objective of the exhibition and how it aims to promote and support agribusinesses.
The event which started nine years ago with 200 participants has recorded steady progress and success. The 2018 event witnessed about 3200 participants in attendance.
After an opening remark by Ms. Alberta Akosa, Team Lead, Agrihouse Foundation, the various representatives took turns to elaborate on their roles as partners and what patrons should be expecting this year.
Representing YARA Ghana/ West Africa, a fertilizer manufacturing company, was Mr. Danquah Addo- Yobo who explained that their company always look forward to this event because they strive to engage with all other actors along the value chain, most especially, farmers to increase production.
Addressing the press, Mr. Kingsley Adofo, Head of SME at ECOBANK Ghana explained that their Bank presents solutions for Financial and Economic Integration to agribusinesses especially along the rice, maize, soybean and cassava supply chain. He reiterated that ECOBANK remains a partner to Agrihouse Foundation because they aim at creating the needed market access and wealth making opportunities for farmers to grow their businesses.
Mr. George Sarpong from KOSMOS Energy, the first company to discover oil in Commercial quantities in Ghana added that though an oil company, they have impacted the agricultural sector through the KOSMOS Innovation Centre (KIC) by investing in young entrepreneurs with early stage ideas. KIC is striving to create an ecosystem for business incubation of young entrepreneurs to use modern technology in boosting the agricultural sector.
This year’s event features the Pre-harvest Arena of Knowledge, capacity building panel sessions and varied training sessions on warehousing, branding and negotiation skills.
Agricinghana Media is a Media Partner to the 9th Pre-harvest Agribusiness Exhibitions and Conference in Tamale organised by Agrihouse Foundation and it’s partners.
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