Poultry Fair Opens Tomorrow

All seems set for the 2nd Poultry Value Chain (POVAC) fair scheduled from 21-22nd March 2018 at Eusbett Hotel in Sunyani.

This year’s event, which is under the theme:“Employment Creation along the Poultry Value Chain: the Public Private Partnership Approach” will bring poultry sector value chain representatives together to promote,  exchange  ideas, forge sustainable business partnerships and promote best practices to grow poultry in Ghana.

According to Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa, Team Lead at Agrihouse Foundation and organizers of the fair, the idea is to sustain the poultry industry, connect the public sector to the private, which is a great starting point towards commercializing the industry to create more jobs.

She said in a news release that dignitaries like the US Department of Agriculture’s Regional Agricultural Counsellor, Charles Rush, Ron Strikker, The Netherlands Ambassador to Ghana and Dr Gyiele Nurah, Minister of state at the Presidency in-charge of Food and Agriculture, will be the special guests at the fair.

She said that on the opening day experts like Dr Charles Stark, Associate Professor of Stored Product/Post Harvest Entomology and Plant, Oklahoma State University, USA, Dr George Opit and Dr Thomas Nortey (Lecturer), will educate participants on economic discussion of Poultry Nutrition,’ feed ingredients, testing and improved technologies for quality feed preparation along the poultry value chain.

The team leader said the second topic will focus on Poultry as a Business: The PPP Approach – which will be addressed by Kwame Agyemang Tuffour, CEO, Jokas Farms.

She said on the second day, experts like Kayode Oladipo and Kwamina Arkorful Director, Animal Production (Ministry of Food and Agric) will deliberate on the topic, “Creating Employment through the PVC: The case of Ghana, Nigeria and Togo.

“Also there will be the last seminar discussion for the day with the theme: – Poultry processing and Marketing: A potential for Job Creation in the PVC, – to be delivered by Joseph Boakye Yiadom of Joerees farms,” the statement added.

She said apart from the lectures, there will be “exhibitions that will have companies and industry players to showcase their products and services for two days. There will also be Business to Business (B2B) sessions that will provide avenues to establish business relationships, network, discuss and sign contracts and food bazaar that will showcase exclusive eggs and chicken dishes.”