The 9th Annual Pre-harvest Agribusiness Exhibitions and Conference, which is scheduled from September 25-27, 2019 at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium is expected to bring together about 3000 farmers, agribusinesses and value chain actors to share ideas and discuss measures to be put in place to ensure a more structured and sustained market access and linkages is built for farmers and agribusinesses during the season.
A statement released by the organizers said, the 3-day event on the theme: Market Access: what is the structured and sustainable pathway?, will equally place more emphasis on training actors through practical sessions, field demonstrations and open dialogue , whiles showcasing, promoting business and networking opportunities through the exhibitions that will be running alongside.
Topics and thematic areas to be explored during period will include Market Linkages, Commodity Pricing, Favorable Agricultural policies, Financing, Seed quality systems, best practices in agricultural production, nutrition, climate-smart agricultural practices and approaches, system and structures.
In his statement, Dr. Abdel Majeed, CEO of the Northern Development Authority, an organizing partner said, the annual Pre-Harvest Agribusiness Exhibition & Conference, a major interventional and a leading event on the Ghanaian agricultural calendar has over the years served as stimulating platform for Training, match-making, agribusiness development, increased stakeholder linkages and expanded opportunities.
According to Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa, Executive Director of Agrihouse Foundation, Last year’s event, attracted a total of 3,122 participants, amongst whom included farmers, farmer groups, aggregators, processors, buyers, transporters, input dealers, civil society, MDAs, industry and business leaders, among others with about 144 exhibitors.
USAID ADVANCE handed over the organization of the Pre-harvest event to Agrihouse Foundation, with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Northern Development Authority and the Northern Regional Coordinating Council as organizing partners.
Sponsors of the event include Yara Ghana, Ecobank, John Deere, Kosmos Energy, Interplast, RMG, Dizengoff, Hatuom Trading, Mel Consulting Limited, LK International and Dizengoff Ghana.