Support transformation of agriculture to improve lives of rural poor

Section of Exhibitors

…as 8TH Annual Pre-Harvest Agribusiness Exhibition and Conference successfully ends

Stakeholders in the agriculture value chain have been called upon to support in the revolution of agriculture and agribusiness into a more inclusive, equitable, climate-smart sector, oriented towards the improvement of the lives of rural folks.

This call was made by speakers at the 8th Pre-harvest Agribusiness Conference and Exhibition that took place at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium in Tamale, this month.

The event which was on the theme “Agri-business in Northern Ghana- The Future starts now”, brought together about 3,122 participants and 144 exhibitors who were mainly into machinery and equipment, processing and packaging, inputs, transport, research institutions and regulatory bodies.

It was three days of activity full of in-depth insights, actionable and practical tools of engagement models, methods and mechanisms that were presented to participants by an array of very knowledgeable and skilful speakers who are experts in their various fields of endeavour.

Participants

Other participants, who took part in the event, which served as an agriculture interventional platform, were major players in the various sectors of the agricultural value chain such as farmers, buyers, processors, financial institutions, policy makers and service providers.

The annual event aimed at linking smallholder farmers to markets, assisting farmers and agri-businesses to expand their businesses before and after harvesting, helping  farmers adopt best practices and creating an effectual interactive avenue to enable businesses share innovative ideas and partner for progress was organised by Agrihouse Foundation in partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP), USAID ADVANCE,  Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Northern Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) and the Northern Development Authority (NDA).

Dignitaries

The three-day event was opened by the Minister of State in charge of Food and Agriculture, Dr. Gyeile Nurah who represented the Vice- President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia. Other speakers at the opening ceremony were World Food Programme’s Country Director, Ms. Rukia Yacoub, Her Excellency, the Canadian High Commissioner, H.E. Heather Cameron, H.H. Ron Strikker, Netherlands Ambassador, Managing Director of Yara Ghana, Danquah Addo-Yobo, Managing Director of Ecobank, Mr. Dan Sackey, Madam Lucy Quainoo of Mel Consulting, Mr. Owusu Akoto, who represented the Ministry of Food and Agriculture and the Northern Regional Minister, Hon. Salifu Saeed.