Agrihouse Foundation is thrilled to announce the groundbreaking relocation of the 13th Annual Pre-Harvest Agribusiness Conference and Exhibition. This esteemed agricultural event is set to depart from its long-standing venue at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium and make its historic debut at the Agrihouse Agri-Village Training and Demonstration Center in Kudula, Tamale, in the Northern Region. scheduled from Tuesday, October 24th, to Thursday , October 26th, 2023, under the theme: “CONNECTING THE UNCONNECTED: THE FARMER, INPUT DEALER, AND THE PROCESSOR.”
Traditionally held at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium, the 13th Annual Pre-Harvest Agribusiness Conference and Exhibition will mark an unprecedented shift this year to the agrihouse Agri-Village Training and Demonstration Center in Kudula, Tamale, This relocation aims to spotlight the Northern Region’s vibrant agricultural potential and the remarkable contributions of Northern Ghana to the nation’s agricultural landscape.
In a statement, the Executive Director of Agrihouse Foundation, Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa, expressed her excitement about this transformative decision, saying, “We are thrilled to announce that the 13th Annual Pre-Harvest Agribusiness Conference and Exhibition is making its historic move to the agrihouse agri-village training and demonstration center in Kudula, in the Northern Region, this move encapsulates the essence of our mission to connect ,farmers ,input dealers and processors to promote sustainable agriculture and rural development”
We believe that by bringing the 13th annual Pre-Harvest Agribusiness Conference and Exhibition to agrihouse agri-village training and demonstration center in Kudula, we are not only facilitating connections within the agricultural value chain but also contributing to the economic empowerment and development of the local community. It is our hope that this event will continue to create lasting impacts, providing market linkage ,inspire innovation, and leave a legacy of agricultural excellence in Northern Ghana and Ghana.
Each year, the Pre-Harvest Agribusiness Conference and Exhibition successfully draws over 3,700 participants over the three-day period. The three-day program includes conference sessions, presentations, exhibitions, and a marketplace designed to facilitate business-to-business interactions.
This dynamic platform serves as a bridge for contract negotiations, enhancing the capacity of smallholder farmers, Farmer-Based Organizations (FBOs), Aggregators, Processors, input dealers, equipment and machinery dealers, irrigation specialists, financial institutions, and telecommunications companies. Additionally, development partners, insurance companies, non-governmental organizations, and government agencies actively participate.
The 13th Annual Pre-Harvest Agribusiness Conference and Exhibition is proudly brought to you by Agrihouse Foundation in partnership with Yara Ghana, GIZ-EUGAP, and Interplast.
A diverse array of companies will be part of the exhibition, including input dealers, smallholder farmers, Farmer-Based Organizations (FBOs), Aggregators, Processors, input dealers, equipment and machinery dealers, irrigation specialists, financial institutions, and telecommunications companies. Also, development partners, insurance companies, non-governmental organizations, and government agencies are actively involved.
This year’s exhibitors include Yara, GIZ-EUGAP, Interplast, Bon Agro, SEEDCO, International Potato Center, Esoko Limited, BADECC AGROVOLTA LIMITED, AGRO CROWN WEST AFRICAN COMPANY LTD, HJA Africa Limited, International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), AGRISEED, Miqdadi Ltd, Jubaili Agrotec, Agrohao Ghana Company Limited, Feed the Future Ghana Mobilizing Finance in Agriculture (MFA) Activity, Tree Aid, Melon J Consult CL Ltd, The Food and Drugs Authority, The Ghana Export Promotion, The Ghana Investment Promotion Center, Ecobank, Agricultural Development Bank, TATA, KANU EQUIPMENT, SAYETECH, PUMPTECH, AGRI SIGMA, and Lamb Father among others
Ms .Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa, expressed her gratitude to the exhibitors for being a part of the 13th Annual Pre-Harvest Agribusiness Conference and Exhibition, saying, “We are truly thankful to all the exhibitors for their unwavering commitment to Ghana’s agricultural sector. Your participation is integral to the success of this event, and we appreciate your dedication to showcasing the best of what our agriculture industry has to offer.”
She encouraged all participants to visit every exhibition booth, learn, buy, explore, and engage. “We invite everyone to explore every exhibition booth, to engage with the exhibitors, to learn from the wealth of knowledge present, and to support the fantastic products and services showcased. It’s not just an exhibition; it’s a celebration of agriculture. Together, let’s make this event a resounding success, benefiting our farmers, input dealers, and processors alike.
Over these three days, you can anticipate a myriad of agricultural innovations, insightful discussions, and the creation of invaluable connections that will benefit everyone along the agricultural value chain. It is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of agriculture, to learn, to network, and to witness the future of our nation’s agriculture unfold before your eyes. she added.
Participants can look forward to an immersive experience enriched with practical insights, engaging sessions, and the opportunity to establish invaluable connections within the agricultural sector. This relocation will undoubtedly invigorate the event’s core mission of fostering growth, market linkage ,sustainability, and progress in the agricultural industry.
As the agricultural community in Ghana eagerly awaits this remarkable event, the 13th Annual Pre-Harvest Agribusiness Conference and Exhibition is poised to make an indelible mark on the nation’s agricultural landscape. It promises to be a celebration of agricultural excellence, innovation, and the power of connectivity.
What to Expect:
Commodity Breakout Session: Participants from diverse backgrounds, including farmer groups, farmer-based organizations, aggregators, buyers, students, smallholders, and commercial farmers, will gain invaluable insights into excelling within the agricultural value chain.
Farmer-Buyer Matchmaking: An exclusive networking event tailored to enable farmers to connect with potential wholesale buyers and various agribusinesses along the value chain. This interactive session offers opportunities to establish connections and finalize deals that can significantly shape agricultural endeavors.
Exhibition: The three-day exhibition showcase will offer a platform for purchasing and selling products at affordable prices. Attendees can explore the latest innovations, products, and services driving advancements in the agricultural sector, encompassing Crop Varieties, Seeds, Farm Equipment and Machinery, Agrochemicals and Fertilizers, as well as Livestock, among others.
Field Demonstrations: Practical learning opportunities for farmers and industry participants to acquire firsthand experience and adopt best practices in farm management. Hosted at the Agrihouse Foundation Agri-Village, this immersive experience aims to equip attendees with tangible skills to enhance their agricultural practices.