Yara Ghana, a leading crop nutrition company in Ghana, has given its nod to sponsor women’s training at the 2nd edition of the annual Women In Food & Agriculture Leadership Training Forum & Expo (WOFAGRIC) and Gold In The Soil Awards taking place on Thursday 6th to Friday 7th August, 2020, in Kumasi.
The fertilizer producing company that has supported the women in agriculture enhancing event since its inception will lead two major training sessions in production and market accessibility. Details in the recently issued press release by the organizing company, Agrihouse Foundation, indicate that the training session on Production will be on the topic: Giving women farmers support to enhance their productivity and market the food they produce through e-commerce channels; whilst the other session on Market Accessibility will be on the topic: Effective ways for women in agriculture to increase their ability to produce food for their communities during covid-19 and beyond.
Expressing their appreciation for Yara’s consistent support and elaborating on the value of the event, the Executive Director of Agrihouse Foundation, Ms. Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa, was quoted as saying that Yara Ghana stands out as one of Ghana’s exemplary corporate organization that has generously given support to the development of Ghana’s agriculture sector, and women in agriculture in particular.
“Indeed, the success of WOFAGRIC in empowering and nationally appreciating our women’s contribution to agriculture today is owed hugely to entities like Yara Ghana who, figuratively, have held our hands right from the start of this journey. As a matter of fact, I could say that, under our programmes, Yara has supported the training of Ghana’s farmers with the same corporate visionary zeal with which they have effectively supplied agric inputs to the sector.
“Of course, WOFAGRIC itself also stands out as a unique women targeted programme solely given to empowering the Ghanaian …with skills, knowledge, resources, and a befitting sense of accomplishment in recognizing their immense and amazing contribution to Ghana’s agriculture sector and food supply, in particular, through the equally unique Gold In the Soil Awards. So, it is a relevant and women empowerment event for any development minded corporate organization to want to identify with.”
The 2020 edition of the WOFAGRIC has activities that cover Training, Panel Conversations, Mentoring, and Capacity Building Sessions that cover topics like Finance, Market Accessibility, Production, Leadership, Agri Power Women roundtable, the Wave Maker session, the Mentorship session, Gathering Of The Royals, Empowerment Talk (Fire In My Heart; Grace In My Soul Motivational Drive). It is out of these inspiring and educative sessions that Yara Ghana has undertaken to sponsor the very strategic subjects of Production and Market Accessibility.
The Women In Food & Agricultural Leadership Training Forum & Expo (WOFAGRIC) & Gold In The Soil Awards is an event that provides mentoring, networking and learning designed for the benefit of women in agriculture. It targets farmers, agripreneurs, key stakeholders, development partners, researchers, farmer groups, government agencies, businesses, civil society, investment and professional advisors, as well as corporate organizations. The theme for this year’s edition is: Transforming and Sustaining Women in Agriculture: The Role of Public, Private and Development Partners.
The unique second phase of the WOFAGRIC event is the Gold in the Soil Awards which, equally, is a women-focused awards ceremony that beams the lime-light on women working and excelling in the field of agriculture. This awards scheme recognizes and rewards pioneers and trailblazers; women who push the boundaries along the agric value chain.
The Gold in the Soil Awards showcases the efforts of women agripreneurs, celebrate their achievements and contributions to the development of their immediate communities and the overall economy of Ghana. This aspect of the awards scheme is conveyed through a special documentary focused on the nominated women’s farms and businesses, whilst telling their story of passion, drive, excitement, challenges, short- and long-term visions, in a way designed to Inspire and mentor viewers.
According to the press release, this year’s WOFAGRIC partnered by the Ministry of food and Agriculture (MOFA), Women in Agric Development (WIAD), and the National Farmers and Fishermen Award Winners Association of Ghana (NFFAWAG), has notable sponsors such as Canada, Absa, LK International, RST, who are contributing immensely to make this 2nd WOFAGRIC and Gold In The Soil event a national empowerment asset.