EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of Agrihouse Foundation, Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa, on Thursday addressed a global audience at the International Cassava Fair in Brazil on the topic “Leveraging International Platforms to Commodify Cassava in Ghana.”
Emphasising the significance of commodifying cassava in Ghana, Ms. Akosa’skeynote addressunderscored the pivotal role of international collaboration in catalysing advancements within Ghana’s cassava industry as itpositionsitself as a key player on the global agricultural stage.
Ms. Akosa also shed light on the unique opportunities and challenges facing Ghana’s cassava industry, exploring avenues for collaboration with international partners, the adoption of best practices, value addition, mechanisation and the implementation of innovative strategies to position Ghana as a major player in the global cassava market.
She also commented on how Ghana could leverage the International Cassava Fair to enhance value addition in processing transportation and mechanization among others.
Additionally, she emphasised the collaborative potential of the International Cassava Fair in facilitating capacity building, as well as bringing resource persons from Brazil to Ghana, imparting valuable knowledge and skills.
Attendees at the International Cassava Fair had the opportunity to gain valuable insights into the present and future of Ghana’s cassava industry and the crucial role that collaboration on the global stage can play in its success. The event promises to be a milestone in the ongoing efforts to position Ghana as a key player in the international cassava market.
The International Cassava Fair (FIMAN), organised by Podium Alimentos in Brazil opened on Tuesday, November 21st and endedThursday.
Agrihouse Foundation, the official franchise holder for the International Cassava Fair in Ghana, lead a delegation of 17 esteemed figures across diverse sectors of the Ghanaian agricultural landscape at the International Cassava Fair in Paranavaí, Brazil.
The fair provided a unique platform for the Ghanaian delegation, comprising visionaries from various segments, including farmers, processors, input dealers, Farmer-Based Organisations (FBOs), aggregators, and other key players in the agricultural value chain.
“As Agrihouse Foundation continues to lead the charge, the future of Ghana’s cassava sector looks promising, marked by innovation, collaboration, and sustainable growth,” she added.
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