9th Agribusiness Expo Tackles Structured Markets

An exhibitor at last year’s event

THE 9TH Annual Pre-Harvest Agribusiness Exhibitions and Conference, scheduled for September 25-27, 2019, at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium in Tamale, is expected to bring together about 3,000 farmers, agribusinesses and value chain actors.

They will share ideas and discuss measures to be put in place to ensure a more structured and sustained market access and linkages are built for farmers and agribusinesses during the season.

Organizers of the three-day event, themed: “Market Access: what is the structured and sustainable pathway?”,  said the forum would equally place more emphasis on training actors through practical sessions, field demonstrations and open dialogue, while showcasing and promoting business and networking opportunities through the exhibitions that would be running alongside.

Topics and thematic areas to be explored during the period would include market linkages, commodity pricing, favourable agricultural policies, financing, seed quality systems, best practices in agricultural production, nutrition, climate-smart agricultural practices and approaches, systems and structures.

Besides, there would be focused training and capacity building sessions on donor interventional projects, impact on gender equality & women empowerment, agricultural technology and innovations, among other topics. These topics were carefully selected based on the feedback from the 2018 event survey, the statement added.

Dr. Abdel Majeed, Chief Executive Officer (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.”

Last year’s event attracted a total of 3,122 participants including farmers, farmer groups, aggregators, processors, buyers, transporters, input dealers, civil society, government ministries and agencies. Of these were recorded 144 companies exhibiting during the programme.

Sponsors of the event include Yara Ghana, John Deere, Kosmos Energy, Interplast, RMG, Dizengoff, Hatuom Trading, Mel Consulting Limited, LK International and Dizengoff Ghana.

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