The second edition of the Livestock, Poultry and Fisheries Tradeshow has been launched in Accra.
This is aimed at hugely harnessing its rich potential in all spheres of agriculture to ensure food sufficiency and security.
LiPF 2020, continuing from the foundation of its 2019 debut, is a step-up indeed. For instance, this year, we have included other livestock farming like piggery, snail, fishery, among others, and this is based on requests we received from last year’s participants and visitors. The maiden event focused only on poultry.
“Building on the success of the maiden edition of the event, this year’s edition seeks to help people identify the opportunities present in the livestock, poultry and fisheries sector and to learn from experts, how to harness these opportunities for the creation of jobs, reduction in unemployment numbers and the overall growth of the Ghanaian economy,” the Executive Director Of Agrihouse Foundation, Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa said.
In addition to showcasing and promoting the livestock, poultry and fisheries production value chain and job opportunities through exhibitions, the LiPF initiative also offers free training programmes to interested persons in Animal production and best practices.
LiPF was created to close the gap that exists between the livestock and crop sectors in the Ghanaian agriculture industry.
“With the collaboration of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, and the support of Ghana’s Development Partners and the partnership of our dynamic and forward-looking private sector sponsors, we are determinedly heading towards closing that gap,” the Executive Director said.
“This show has become the most important and leading livestock annual event in the country, that all of us eagerly look forward to because of the increasing prospects for good business that it offers,” The Director of Vertinary Services, Dr. Adu Kumah stated.