Interplast Limited, the largest manufacturer of PVC and HDPE pipes in West Africa, has supported the annual Pre-Harvest conference and exhibition with sponsorship package.

Presenting the cheque at a ceremony at the company’s office in Accra, Mr Haidar Malhas, Irrigation Services Manager of Interplast said the company was happy to support the Pre-harvest event because using its pipes, Interplast provides irrigation solutions for small, medium and large farms with its drip or sprinkler systems, in addition to a wide range of complimentary products.

Mr Malhas said the use of Interplast’s Ingreen Irrigation Solutions assists farmers all year round whether in rainy season or not.

“Many farmers depend on seasonal rain to irrigate their farms and in drier seasons, they have difficulties but with Interplast’s drip or sprinkler irrigation solutions, farmers are assisted throughout the year leading to higher yields to secure better profits.”

Aside the financial donation, Mr Malhas said the company is supporting the pre-harvest exhibition with technical support worth between Ghc20,000 and Ghc25,000 which will include setting up of demonstration sites at the exhibition venue, technical training on the use of their irrigation systems among others.

He further explained that Interplast has always supported government in its efforts to boostIng agriculture production in the country. Mr Malhas indicated that Interplast was prepared to support the government’s ‘One-Village-One-Dam’ initiative of building dams to support irrigation of farms in the three northern regions of Ghana.

“Interplast is commited to providing smart solutions for agriculture with its Ingreen Brand,” he added.

Alberta Nana Akyea Akosa, the Executive Director of Agrihouse Foundation, organisers of the Pre-harvest Exhibition and Conference  was grateful to Interplast for the support, praising them for the decision to be a part of the success story of agribusiness in Ghana. The sponsorship package she assured would go a long way in organising a successful event.

She entreated other companies and institutions operating in the agricultural value chain in Ghana to follow the good example of Interplast Limited by lending their support, adding that the event was one of the biggest platforms for the convergence of all stakeholders in the agricultural sector and therefore creates the biggest opportunity for business development among others.

The Pre-Harvest Agribusiness Exhibition and Conference is an annual interventional event that brings together stakeholders in the agriculture sector from both the public and private sectors to establish business relationships and discuss contracts as well as explore and exploit other growth opportunities in the sector.

It features key activities such as training programmes, workshops, field demonstrations, exhibitions among others. This year’s edition is scheduled for the 3rd to 5th of October 2018 at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium in Tamale, the Northern regional capital.

Aside showcasing the many activities and businesses in the various areas of the agriculture sector, such as seed production, fertilizer, finance, fisheries, storage, machinery, livestock, packaging & processing, ICT among others, participants will be taken through practical and engaging sessions at the conference to enable them gain deeper insights into best practices as well as on how to take full advantage of the numerous opportunities in the agric sector for growth.

Over 2000 participants and exhibitors are expected to attend to interact, share ideas and close business deals. The 8th Pre-Harvest Agribusiness Exhibition and Conference is being organised in partnerships with USAID-Advance, the World Food Programme, the Northern Regional Coordinating Council and the Ministry of Food and Agriculture.

Other sponsors include Yara Ghana, Ecobank, Kosmos Energy, Hatoum Trading, LK International, Mel Consult, and Afgri John Deree.