All set is set for the 9th edition of the Annual Pre-harvest Agribusiness Exhibition and Conference, dubbed themed: “Market Accessibility: The Structured and Sustainable Pathway”.
The Preharvest event is scheduled to take place from the September 25 to September 27, 2019 at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium, Tamale.
The Preharvest event is a major interventional and a leading event on the Ghanaian agricultural calendar and has over the years served as a stimulating platform for training, and for creating increased stakeholder linkages, exhibitions and expanded opportunities.
This year’s event will combine training programs, field demonstrations, panel and open discussions, field visits and exhibitions, while showcasing, promoting business and networking opportunities through the conference that would run alongside the event.
Training and workshop sessions would explore thematic areas such as, Climate-smart agricultural approach and practices, market accessibility pathway, branding for marketing commercial impact, as well as warehousing and storage technologies for post-harvest losses, and production, process and export impact on Rural development and Food security, among others.
According to Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa, Executive Director of Agrihouse Foundation, this year’s edition will bring together about 3000 farmers, farmer groups, aggregators, buyers, transporters, input dealers, civil society, among others, along the value chain to share ideas and discuss measures to be put in place to ensure a more structured and sustained market access and links for the farmers and stakeholders within the agribusiness sector and related fields.
In 2018, the event won the Agribusiness event of the year and recorded a total of 3,122 participants and 141 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. The handing over formed a part of USAID ADVANCE’s effort to sustain the event and continuously support the transformation and development of the agricultural sector and also provide long term market development opportunities.
This year’s sponsors of the event include Yara Ghana, Ecobank, Kosmos Energy and MADE Programme.
Previous sponsors of the event include World Food Program, Interplast, Yara Ghana, Ecobank, John Deere, Kosmos Energy, Hatoum Trading, RMG, Dizengoff Ghana, Mel Consulting and LK International.