About One Hundred and Seventy (170) Ghanaian youth are expected to benefit from the 3rd edition of the Monthly Agribusiness Skills and Jobs for the Youth roadshow dubbed ‘’it is possible’’, an initiative by the Member of Parliament for Klottey Korle Constituency, Hon. Dr Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings in partnership with Agrihouse Foundation. The event will be held at the Accra High School located at Ridge in Accra on Saturday, September 23rd, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. This edition promises to once again ignite the aspirations of young individuals and equip them with the knowledge and training to excel in snail farming.
Beneficiaries of the 3rd edition of the “It is Possible” Monthly Agribusiness Skills and Jobs for the Youth Roadshow will have the opportunity to engage with industry experts who will share invaluable insights and practical advice on Snail Farming Management and gain hands-on experience in snail farming techniques and best practices.
As a testament to the roadshow’s commitment to supporting the journey of these aspiring agripreneurs, each participant will receive a complimentary starter pack which will serve as a catalyst, enabling them to kickstart their own snail farming ventures with confidence.
This initiative has not only equipped young individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary for success in agribusiness but has also provided them with a reliable source of livelihood. It stands as a beacon of hope for unemployed youth, offering them free monthly agribusiness training and opportunities to gain meaningful employment, thus contributing significantly to the reduction of youth unemployment in the country.
Hon.Dr Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings emphasized the importance of investing in the capacity of young Ghanaians interested in agriculture to ensure the growth and sustainability of the country’s agricultural sector. She highlighted some challenges facing the youth, including the rising unemployment rate, and noted that proactive and forward-thinking initiatives are needed to ensure the capacity building of the youth.
The Member of Parliament believes that the youth have the capacity to ensure the growth and sustainability of the country. She advised the beneficiaries of the “It Is Possible” Roadshow to take the training seriously, as it is an avenue to empower and create employment for themselves and others, transforming their lives and making them self-sufficient.
Ms. Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa, Executive Director of Agrihouse Foundation, expressed the Foundation’s commitment to investing in the Agri-youth of Ghana. She believes that this initiative will empower the youth and promote sustainable development in the agricultural sector. She also encouraged the youth to take advantage of this opportunity to learn the skills and knowledge necessary to transform their lives.
“We are thrilled to be part of this transformative initiative. Agrihouse Foundation’s mission has always been to empower the youth and promote sustainable development in the agricultural sector ‘.
The youth have immense potential, and we believe that by equipping them with the essential skills and resources needed to excel in agribusiness, we are not only transforming their lives but also contributing to the growth and sustainability of our country’s agricultural sector. She added.
Through this initiative, we have created opportunities for young individuals to gain meaningful employment, thus addressing the pressing issue of youth unemployment. Our commitment to this cause is unwavering, and we encourage all beneficiaries to embrace this opportunity wholeheartedly.
ABOUT “IT IS POSSIBLE” MONTHLY AGRIBUSINESS SKILLS AND JOBS FOR THE YOUTH ROADSHOW The “It is Possible” Monthly Agribusiness Skills and Jobs for the Youth Roadshow, an initiative by Hon. Dr. Zanetor Agyemang-Rawlings, Member of Parliament for Klottey Korle Constituency in partnership with Agrihouse Foundation is a transformative initiative dedicated to empowering young individuals with the essential skills and resources needed to thrive in the world of agribusiness. Since its inception, this roadshow has left an indelible mark on the lives of aspiring agripreneurs, turning their agribusiness dreams into tangible realities.
This roadshow continues to be a driving force in fostering agribusiness excellence among the youth, creating employment opportunities, and ultimately contributing to the nation’s economic development. We invite all interested individuals to join us on this transformative journey and witness the possibilities that agribusiness holds for the youth of our nation.
The Nebraska-Ghana Trade and Investment Program and Husker Harvest Days event, which saw the participation of twenty-two (22) Ghana Government officials and Private Businesses, has ended successfully in Lincoln, Nebraska. The event, held from 11th to 14th September 2023, UNDER THE THEME – FACILITATING OPPORTUNITIES, has been described by participants as one of the most well-organized Trade and Investment Programs, which is poised to make significant impact, in establishing and building relevant and much needed partnerships.
Senator Ken Schilz, the Lead and Co-founder of Nebraska GhaNeb LLC, expressed his satisfaction, with the quality of the Ghanaian delegates, their understanding of the sectors, in which they operate, and most importantly, their desire to establish long term and profitable business partnerships.
Both GhaNeb LLC and Agrihouse Foundation have positioned ourselves to support to facilitate the opportunities and relationships, that have been established.
We are confident, that creating this platform will help businesses expand their operations and contribute to economic development of both Nebraska and Ghana. Senator Schilz added.
Speaking to some participants, Cecil Sunkwa-Mills of T & C Farms, said, what stood out for the me, was the Business Presentations, where they learnt from the various Nebraska State legal practitioners, policy makers and farmers on focused issues, that addressed, the Legalities of Doing Business in Nebraska, Regenerative Agriculture, Digital Marketing for Retail Sales and Data Mining.
Dr. Solomon Gyan Ansah, the Director of Crop Services at the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, expressed his deep admiration for the extensive array of machinery and equipment utilized by farmers in Nebraska. He noted that these advanced tools have significantly contributed to enhancing crop productivity in the region. The Chairman of the Ghana Federation of Livestock Inter-Professionals (GHAFLIP), Alhaji Akakade Moro, also shared similar sentiments about the event. Describing it as not only insightful but also an eye-opener to the agricultural sector in Ghana.
The delegates, who also met with leaders of Kreikemeier Farms, Lincoln Premium Poultry, RWH Energy, EZ Politix, Sandhills Global and Certified Piedmontese, expressed their satisfaction with the detailed business discussions, they had.
‘’We have together identified areas of Trade collaborations. There are meaningful technologies and enhanced equipment, that we will need. Talks and negotiations have already begun, and we are hopeful to seal some deals soon’’. Mashud Mohammed, Ghana’s 2021 National Best Farmer added.
A pivotal highlight of the program for the Ghanaian delegates, was the visit the Husker Harvest Days event grounds, the renowned and illustrious showcase, acclaimed as the largest irrigated agriculture exposition in the United States.
All the delegates spoke about the positive interactions they had with Exhibitors and vendors, their appreciation of cutting-edge technologies. They are positive of future collaborations. The delegates also had the opportunity to meet with Southeast Community College and Nebraska State University, who are looking at having Ghanaian students, enrol in their institutions in the immediate future.
Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa, the Executive Director of Agrihouse Foundation, enthusiastically expressed her excitement about the impactful and meaningful partnership, Agrihouse Foundation, has established with GhaNeb LLC, which has made the organization of the 1st Nebraska-Ghana Trade and Investment Program possible.
I am excited about the future and the important role, we are playing with GheNeb LLC, in facilitating these relationships established. I am happy we have showcased our potential to support in driving innovation and growth in the agricultural sector, creating new avenues for both regions to prosper, she added.
“The partnerships formed during this program are not just agreements on paper; they represent the fusion of expertise, resources, and visions from two different regions. These collaborations will drive innovation, promote sustainable practices, and ultimately contribute to the growth of our agricultural sectors. It’s incredibly exciting to witness the potential these partnerships hold for both Ghana and Nebraska,” stated Mad. Alberta.
This symbolizes the collective commitment of both GhaNeb LLC, Agrihouse Foundation, and the participating regions to work hand in hand in augmenting the agriculture value chain.
The Ghanaian delegation who participated in the 1st Nebraska-Ghana Trade and Investment Program and experienced the Husker Harvest Days included; Hon. Yaw Frimpong-Addo, Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture (Crops), Mr. Fifi Fiavi Kwetey, General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress, representing former President John Dramani Mahama.
The rest were, Dr. Ansah Solomon Gyan, Director of Crop Services at the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, and Michael Kofi Akoto, Trade Promotion and Commercial Officer at the Embassy of Brazil, Mr. Mohammed Mashud, Chief Executive Director of Cudjoe Abimash Farms, Nana Osuman Abdulai, Managing Director of A.N.O Enterprise/Nana Atta Akara Co. Ltd, Al-Ayadi Fares Mohammed Khear, Irrigation Service Manager at Interplast and Alhaji Akakade Moro, Chairman of the Ghana Federation of Livestock Inter-Professionals (GHAFLIP).
Others included, Mashud Mohammed, Operation Manager at Agripower, Dorothy Opoku, General Manager of Agricultural Manufacturing Group Limited, Kwabena Danquah, General Manager of Operations at Agricultural Manufacturing Group, Seidu Abubakar, Project Specialist for Commercial Agriculture at Savannah Zone Agricultural Productivity Development Project (SAPIP), and Sunkwa-Mills of T&C Farms.
Fidelity Bank’s Head of Agribusiness, Patrick Opoku, and Real Estate Investors Monica and Collins Atta Oteng, of Collinmon Investment Limited, were also present.
Exciting Picture Gallery of the first Nebraska-Ghana Trade and Investment Program and Husker Harvest Days event held in Nebraska .
On Wednesday, September 6th, 2023, Agrihouse Foundation made a significant stride in Ghana’s agricultural sector as it launched the 13th Annual Pre-Harvest Agribusiness Exhibition and Conference. The event took place at the AGRIHOUSE AGRI-VILLAGE TRAINING AND DEMONSTRATION CENTRE, located in Bamvim, Tamale, within the Northern region of Ghana.
In collaboration with the Northern Regional Coordinating Council (NRCC), the 13th Annual Pre-harvest Agribusiness Exhibition and Conference is scheduled for October 24th to 26th, 2023, at the AGRIHOUSE AGRI-VILLAGE TRAINING AND DEMONSTRATION CENTRE in Bamvim, Tamale. The event will encompass conference sessions, presentations, exhibitions, and a marketplace for fostering business-to-business interactions.
This year’s 13th annual Pre-Harvest Agribusiness Exhibition and Conference revolves around the theme, ‘Connecting the Unconnected,’ the farmer ,the input dealer and the processor ”aims at bridging the gaps between farmers, processors, and input dealers. This theme reflects the event’s unwavering commitment to fostering collaboration and synergy across the entire agricultural value chain, ultimately bolstering Ghana’s agricultural sector.
Speaking at the launch, the Northern Regional Minister, Hon. Alhaji Shani Alhassan Shaibu, expressed his gratitude to the Agrihouse Foundation for creating a platform that annually unites stakeholders from various sectors of agriculture. He emphasized the Pre-Harvest Agribusiness Exhibitions and Conference as a consistent avenue for the Northern Region to showcase its immense agricultural potential, glean wisdom from industry experts, and form invaluable connections.
One of the highlights of the event was the commitment from the Northern Regional Coordinating Council to collaborate with the Agrihouse Foundation in transforming the Agrihouse Agri-village Training and Demonstration Center in Bamvim into a model agricultural site. This collaboration is set to inspire and empower local farmers and agribusinesses in the region, fostering growth and innovation in the agricultural sector.
The Minister also highlighted the importance of empowering women in agriculture and called for comprehensive training and mentorship programs to enhance their participation, leadership, and economic independence within the agricultural value chain. He recognized the significant role of engaging and empowering the youth, who represent the future of agriculture, and expressed his aspirations for the Pre-Harvest event to evolve into a premier agricultural gathering that benefits a growing number of farmers, women, and youth.
The Head of Growth and Partnership for Agrihouse Foundation, Michael Opuni-Frimpong shared insights into what attendees can anticipate at the 13th Annual Pre-Harvest Agribusiness Exhibition and Conference, set to occur from October 24th to 26th, 2023. He promised a dynamic platform for knowledge sharing, networking, field training, collaboration, business, and exploration of the latest agricultural innovations.
In an earlier release, Ms. Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa, the Executive Director of Agrihouse Foundation, highlighted the organization’s dedication to promoting sustainable agriculture in Ghana and the pivotal role of the Pre-Harvest Agribusiness Exhibition Conference in achieving this mission. She emphasized how the event has brought various stakeholders together, facilitating contract negotiations, establishing market linkages, and enhancing the capabilities of those involved in the agricultural value chain.
Ms. Akosa emphasized the importance of collaboration and partnership in driving agricultural transformation, reflecting the theme of this year’s event, ‘Connecting the Unconnected.’the farmer, the input dealer and the processor’’ She shared her vision of an event that contributes to the growth and prosperity of Ghana’s agriculture, uniting farmers, processors, input dealers, and stakeholders in the entire agricultural value chain.The event promises to be an enriching experience for all stakeholders, from farmers in the field to processors and input dealers, contributing to a more vibrant and sustainable agricultural sector in Ghana.
Activities for the three (3) days event, will include: COMMODITY BREAKOUT SESSION: NAVIGATING AGRICULTURAL VALUE CHAINS Bringing together a diverse spectrum of participants, including farmer groups, farmer-based organizations, aggregators, buyers, students, smallholders, and commercial farmers, the Commodity Breakout Session aims to provide invaluable insights into excelling within the agricultural value chain.
FARMER-BUYER MATCHMAKING A dedicated networking session, the Farmer-Buyer Matchmaking event is tailored for farmers to engage with potential wholesale buyers and various agribusinesses along the value chain. During this dynamic session, both farmers and buyers have the opportunity to forge connections and seal deals that can shape the trajectory of their agricultural endeavours.
EXHIBITIONS Spanning the entirety of the three-day event, an engaging -exhibition showcase will unfold, creating a space for buying and selling at affordable prices. This dynamic platform serves as a hub for exploring the latest innovations, products, and services that are driving advancements in the agricultural sector ranging from Crop Varieties, Seeds, Farm Equipment and Machinery, Agrochemicals and Fertilizers, Livestock among others FIELD DEMONSTRATIONS At the heart of the three-day event, the Field Demonstrations stand out as a prominent highlight. Here, farmers and industry participants engage in practical learning, gaining firsthand experience and adopting best practices in farm management. Hosted at the Agrihouse Foundation Agri-Village, this immersive experience aims to equip attendees with tangible skills that can enhance their agricultural practices.
As the event approaches, anticipation is building for these multifaceted sessions that collectively aim to foster knowledge sharing, collaboration, and growth within Ghana’s agricultural landscape. Stay tuned for an enriching experience that celebrates innovation, connectivity, and progress.
OUTCOMES AND EXPECTATIONS: The three days event is expected to provide participants with a common platform where diverse services linked to the Agric sector will converge to provide mutually beneficial ends Participants will be taken through practical and engaging sessions to enable them gain deeper insights into best practices and how to take advantages of the numerous opportunities in the agriculture sector. The three-day event will feature sessions designed to give participants in-depth insight into the state of the agriculture industry today and inherent opportunity. such as commodity break-out sessions, intensive and focused training programs, farmer -buyer matchmaking dialogue, training, panel education sessions, field demonstrations, keynotes, and exhibitions while displaying, promoting business, and creating networking opportunities
JOIN THE 13TH EDITION OF THE PRE-HARVEST AGRIBUSINESS EXHIBITIONS AND CONFERENCE EVENT: We invite all stakeholders and value chain actors, to get ready, to embark on an Agribusiness Adventure like never before. Join us from october 24-26, 2023 at the Agrihouse foundation Agri village, Bamvim in the Northern Region, as we for the highly anticipated 13th edition of the pre-harvest agribusiness exhibitions and conference event. Discover the ultimate platform that connects farmers, market players and agribusinesses, unlocking endless opportunities for growth, innovation and success. The 13t edition of the Pre-harvest event, is designed as an ideal scenario to foster collaborations and integration, within the industry. Over the course of the three days, participants will have the opportunity to exchange experiences, explore appropriate technologies, enhance productivity and create a network of opportunities. Don’t miss out on this transformative event making waves in the agricultural industry over a decade now.
ABOUT PREHARVEST The Annual Pre-Harvest Agribusiness Conference and Exhibitions event, for the past 12 years, have provided and created market linkages and built the capacity of over 150,000 value chain actors and stakeholders.
Beneficiaries and participants of the annual Preharvest event ranges from farmer groups, buyers, development partners, policy makers, agribusinesses, ICT professionals, and aggregators. Others include input dealers, equipment and machinery dealers, transporters, financial institutions, telecommunication companies, out growers, civil society, and processors, who converge in the Northern Region, to network, exhibit, share knowledge, train, engage in field demonstration activities and most importantly, negotiate and seal deals.
The intervention has served as a stimulating platform for match-making, exchange, agribusiness development, stakeholder linkages, and has brought about growth in local economies, through the creation of expanded agribusiness opportunities. It has also assisted in removing constraints on market access for farmers and agribusinesses who require access to lucrative markets and economic opportunities to improve their livelihoods and those of their families.
The annual Pre-harvest event, culminates with conference events, presentations, exhibitions, and a marketplace for business-to-business meetings.
It continuous to serve as a dynamic platform for farmers to negotiate and seal contracts and strengthen the capacity of Farmer-Based Organizations (FBOs), Aggregators, Processors, and value chain actors for them to play a key role as agricultural market actors.
It has assisted over 64,000 farmers and agribusinesses to expand their businesses both before and after harvesting.
After twelve (12) successful editions, and through feedbacks and testimonies, we are confident to say, the Annual Pre-harvest event, has lived up to its overall goal of creating markets and linking farmers to buyers. Over five billion USD business deals, has been generated through the event over the years.
In 2022, the event recorded a total of 3700 participants, over the 3-day event, with about 210 exhibitors, who included farmers, input dealers, equipment and machinery dealers, Irrigation dealers, financial institutions, telecommunication companies
Others were processors, development partners, insurance companies, non-governmental organizations and government agencies .
Agrihouse Foundation is delighted to announce the fifth edition of the Livestock, Poultry, and Fisheries Tradeshow 2023, (LiPF), scheduled to kick off in Accra on Friday, September 29th, 2023. Under the theme, “Get a Side Gig: Join Us on the Farm,” this year’s tradeshow is poised to revolutionize the agricultural landscape.
Register now as an Exhibitor or Trainee ,and get the opportunity to learn and showcase your products and services to a diverse and engaged audience. LiPF 2023 is the platform you’ve been waiting for to connect, grow, and thrive in the agricultural sector.
Over the past four years, the Livestock, Poultry, and Fisheries Tradeshow (LiPF) have facilitated extensive networking and dialogue opportunities among livestock farmers in the country. It has also offered training and capacity-building sessions in various areas, including snail production, poultry farming, piggery, mushroom production, cattle and small ruminants rearing, yogurt making, fish farming, beekeeping, and milk production, among others.
The exhibition aspect of the event has brought together over 1,400 participants and more than 150 exhibitors. “We are delighted to invite you to participate as an exhibitor or trainee in this year’s Livestock, Poultry, and Fisheries Tradeshow. It’s a fantastic opportunity to showcase your products and expertise to a diverse audience of agriculture enthusiasts and professionals.
Expect a dynamic and enriching event with a wide array of training sessions that cover the entire agricultural spectrum. From livestock to dairy, from poultry to aquaculture, we’ve got it all. This is your chance to connect with industry experts, discover the latest trends, and take your agricultural ventures to the next level.
The fifth Livestock, Poultry, and Fisheries Tradeshow will also cover training sections training sessions will cover a diverse range of topics, including livestock farming, poultry farming, fish farming, yogurt making, beekeeping, snail farming, pig farming, milk production, small ruminant farming, and mushroom production. Whether you’re a seasoned farmer or just starting out, there’s something for everyone.
“This year, the exhibitions are going to be a very major and central part of the 1-day event. We recognize the need to continuously create market opportunities for agribusinesses and partners working along the value chain. Therefore, we are reaching out to more organizations to register as exhibitors,” Executive Director Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa Sarpong said.
The upcoming 5th edition of the Livestock, Poultry, and Fisheries Training will also seek to scale up the enthusiasm built over the years. It aims to motivate, empower, and build the capacity of stakeholders to help them sustain the gains and agri-focused projects they initiated during the pandemic.
“Although LiPF focuses on Livestock production, its actors or stakeholders, the exhibition is also open to all other actors along the agriculture value chain. It is an intentional effort to promote other sectors of Agriculture as we boost the Livestock production of Ghana. Fundamentally, our goal is to boost Agriculture activities in the country and beyond,” Alberta said.
About Fifty (50)and more Women farmers, Processors, Aggregators, agric input dealers, packagers, and other value chain actors, are expected to participate in the 13th edition of the monthly ‘Agri-Woman Marketplace, to be held at the Forecourt of Agrihouse Foundation office, Dzorwulu .The event is scheduled for the last Friday of September, specifically on the 29th of this month in 2023,commencing at 9am and closes at 5pm.
The Agri-woman marketplace, an initiative of Agrihouse Foundation ,over the past year, has been instrumental in aiding women in Agribusiness to regain,expand and market their agricultural produce, products and services. This initiative offers exhibitions and marketing opportunities,enabling these women to sell and promote their products and services, whiles opening up their access to markets.
In a release, the Founder and Executive Director of Agrihouse Foundation expressed her delight at the return of the Agriwoman Marketplace.
“it is truly heartwarming to see the revival of this initiative,”she remarked. “in the past months, we welcomed a significant number of women in Agribusiness who came together to showcase their products and services, for this edition we eagerly anticipate even more women participating”.
“We are truly humbled, that we are able to advocate and contribute to an agenda which has strengthened, scaled and promoted Agri-women products and services, as well as provided an environment for networking”, she said.
The upcoming September edition of the one-day exhibition and mentoring session is open for registrations from numerous agribusiness participants. This diverse group includes women involved in vegetable production, yam and tuber farming as well as grains and cereals. Others are also into processing ground paste, shea butter, Moringa, neem, coconut, castor oils, whiles the rest are into food, IT, finance, communications and marketing services.
The monthly Agri-woman marketplace, which is fully sponsored by Agrihouse Foundation provides tables and chairs for women to display their products and services.
Other side activities during the full day event includes Training and Mentoring sessions, wrapped with music, games and other recreational activities, intended to create a relaxing and friendly environment for the women. It is our hope that by this platform, we will be able to continue and contribute steadily to creating and expanding market accessibility, whiles opening up opportunities for women.
The monthly Agri-Woman Marketplace is opened for every woman in Agribusiness and we are encouraging women to register and be part. This is one sure and practical means we can empower ourselves, harness the power of networking and build resilience. By this, we contribute significantly to food nutrition and security. Agri-women can register as Exhibitors via this link https://forms.gle/uAWJTH9EvrvG6dRo8 and follow the social media pages of Agrihouse Foundation.
About Agrihouse Foundation Agrihouse Foundation is an Agricultural development Interventional project, capacity-building organization, with a special focus on changing the perception of, and consciously shaping the conversation around agriculture. Our passion and desire lies in making positive impact, which contributes to the development of the national agricultural calendar.
We achieve the above, through our interventional Agricultural projects, which includes the Monthly Agri-Woman Market Place, centered project, Agricultural Students Career Guidance and Mentorship Dialogues Bootcamp (AG- STUD); Livestock Poultry & Fisheries Trade Show (LiPF); International Farmers and Agribusiness Resilience and Sustainability Convention (INTAFAC) Women in Food and Agricultural Leadership Forum (WOFAGRIC) and Gold in the Soil Awards; Annual Pre-Harvest Agribusiness Conference and Exhibitions; Agri-Watch News Portal and the 1 household, 1 Garden Initiative (1h,1g).