Yara Ghana, a leading crop nutrition company dedicated to promoting sustainable agriculture in Ghana, has once again demonstrated its unwavering commitment to empowering women in agriculture through its sponsorship of the highly anticipated 5th annual Women in Food & Agriculture Leadership Training Forum (WOFAGRIC) and Gold in The Soil Awards. The event is slated to take place on the 26th to 27th of July 2023, at the Bedtime Hotel in Koforidua, Eastern Region.

With a steadfast commitment to innovation excellence and increase support for women in farming, Yara Ghana has been at the forefront of providing high-quality fertilizer products and solutions that enhance crop yields and promote environmental stewardship, thus contributing to the sustainable growth of Ghana’s agricultural sector.

The 5th edition of the Women in Food & Agriculture Leadership Training Forum (WOFAGRIC) & Gold in the Soil Awards carries the theme: “OVERCOMING THE BARRIERS TO WOMEN AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT: THE ROLE OF STAKEHOLDERS.” This year’s forum seeks to celebrate and recognize the outstanding achievements of women farmers and women with disabilities, while also promoting collaborative efforts towards gender equality and sustainable agricultural practices.

Expressing appreciation for Yara’s consistent support and elaborating on the value of the event, the Executive Director of Agrihouse Foundation, Ms. Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa, highlighted Yara Ghana’s pivotal role in empowering and nationally appreciating women’s contribution to agriculture. She emphasized that Yara Ghana stands out as an exemplary corporate organization that has generously supported the growth of Ghana’s agriculture sector, particularly in empowering women in agriculture and enhancing crop nutrition.

The Women in Food & Agricultural Leadership Training Forum (WOFAGRIC) & Gold in The Soil Awards now in its fifth year, is an interventional initiative that have for the past five years provided mentoring, networking, and support to over five thousand women in agriculture,  targeting  women farmers and farmers with disabilities, agripreneurs, key stakeholders, development partners, researchers, farmer groups, government agencies, businesses, professional advisors, as well as corporate organizations.

The two-day event happening at the Bedtime Hotel in Koforidua, on the 26th to 27th July 2023, will feature engaging activities, such as break out panel discussions, training workshops, exhibitions and trade shows, speed networking and mentorship sessions among others, These components will empower participants to gain valuable insights, exchange best practices, and forge collaborations that have the potential to reshape the future of agriculture in Ghana.

One of the highlights of the event will be the prestigious Gold in the Soil Awards, which will recognize and honour exceptional women farmers and women with disabilities who have made remarkable contributions to the agricultural industry. Their unwavering dedication, innovative approaches, and transformative impact will be celebrated, inspiring others to follow in their footsteps and drive further progress within the sector.

As Ghana continues its journey towards agricultural transformation, the role of women farmers and women with disabilities cannot be overstated. Their resilience, expertise, and determination are integral to ensuring food security, promoting sustainable practices, and fostering economic growth.

Yara Ghana’s continued partnership with Agrihouse Foundation reaffirms their strong belief in the potential of Ghanaian women to drive transformative change in agriculture. By supporting this empowering event, Yara Ghana continues to be a driving force in the nation’s progress and prosperity, actively contributing to the growth and development of the agricultural sector.