Agrihouse Foundation is excited to announce the upcoming 14th Agri-Woman Marketplace, scheduled for February 23rd, 2024. The event, to be held at the Tetteh Quashie interchange, adjacent to the Accra Mall, promises to be a powerful platform supporting women in agribusiness.
Now in its fourteenth year, the Agri-Woman Marketplace, an initiative spearheaded by Agrihouse Foundation, has rapidly become a beacon of support for women in the agricultural sector. Over the past year, this dynamic platform has played a pivotal role in aiding women to regain, expand, and market their agricultural produce, products, and services. By providing valuable exhibitions and marketing opportunities, the marketplace empowers women to not only sell and promote their offerings but also to expand their access to markets.
In a statement, the Executive Director of Agrihouse Foundation expressed excitement about the upcoming event, stating, “The Agri-Woman Marketplace is a testament to the resilience and ingenuity of women in agriculture. It provides a platform for them to showcase their products, connect, network, and empower each other. We believe that by supporting women in agribusiness, we contribute to the overall development of the agricultural sector and the nation as a whole.”
The Monthly Agri-Woman Marketplace is open to every woman in agribusiness, and Agrihouse Foundation actively encourages women to register and be a part of this transformative event. The foundation views this marketplace as a practical means for women to empower themselves, harness the power of networking, and build resilience in the agricultural sector, thereby significantly contributing to food nutrition and security.
Agri-women interested in participating as exhibitors can register through this link https://forms.gle/nkQhmLaiHNNWnaaQA or contact 0244656128, 0551623862, and 0244623012 for further assistance.
About Agrihouse Foundation:
Agrihouse Foundation is an agricultural development intervention project and capacity-building organization with a dedicated focus on reshaping the perception of agriculture and actively participating in conversations around it. The foundation’s passion lies in making a positive impact that contributes to the development of the national agricultural calendar.
Agrihouse Foundation achieves its mission through various intervention projects, including the Monthly Agri-Woman Marketplace, 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), 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) ,Agri Female initiatives, 1st Ghana Agrochemicals and Crop Protection Exhibition Awards.
In the dynamic landscape of agriculture in Ghana, one name stands out as a beacon of change and empowerment—Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa, the visionary Executive Director of Agrihouse Foundation. Her unwavering zeal and transformative vision is shaping a future where agriculture is not only productive but also inclusive, breaking gender barriers and paving the way for a more diverse and equitable agricultural industry.
A Visionary Leader’s Unparalleled Zeal
Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa’s journey as the driving force behind Agrihouse Foundation is marked by a deep passion for the agricultural sector and a commitment to fostering positive change. Her leadership sets the tone, creating an environment of innovation and dedication that goes beyond conventional boundaries. With a background that intertwines agricultural expertise and visionary leadership, Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa has positioned herself as a trailblazer, spearheading initiatives not only to recognize women’s contributions but also to inspire and empower them to become leaders in the agricultural sector and address the challenges faced by women in agriculture. Her focus on breaking down gender barriers aligns with a broader vision of creating an agricultural sector that values the contributions of both men and women.
Transformative Initiatives for Equality
Under Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa’s guidance, Agrihouse Foundation has taken on transformative initiatives, such as The Gathering of The Royals, Women in Food and Agricultural Leadership Forum, And the Gold in The Soil Awards and the Agri Female initiatives which seeks to empower women in the Northern Region of Ghana but also seeks to fostering an inclusive approach by actively involving men in the process.
The foundation also facilitates projects such as Household 1 Garden, Monthly Agribusiness Skills and Jobs for the Youth Roadshow with Dr. Zee, 1st Ghana Agrochemicals and Crop Protection Exhibition Awards, Agri-woman Marketplace. Other initiatives include The Annual Pre-Harvest Agribusiness Conference and Exhibitions, Ghana Poultry Festival, Monthly Executive Beginner Agribusiness Master Class, and Livestock, Poultry, and Fisheries Training and Trade Show.
The visionary leader envisions a future where the agricultural landscape is defined by collaboration, with both genders playing pivotal roles in leadership positions. Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa’s commitment to equality goes beyond rhetoric—it is reflected in the tangible projects and initiatives initiated by Agrihouse Foundation, such as the Nebraska-Ghana Trade and Investment Program and Husker Days events in Nebraska, USA, Additionally, Agrihouse Foundation are the franchise holders for the International Cassava Fair annually held in Brazil.
Leadership Shaping Tomorrow’s Agriculture
Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa’s influence extends beyond Agrihouse Foundation, as she actively engages with stakeholders, policymakers, and the wider community to advocate for a more inclusive and diverse agricultural sector.
Her collaborative approach has garnered support, not only from within the agricultural sector in Ghana but also from International partners who recognize the impact of her leadership on shaping the future of agriculture.
In addition to breaking gender barriers, Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa envisions agriculture as a sector that embraces the youth, fostering their engagement and leadership. Through her leadership, Agrihouse Foundation is actively inspiring the next generation to see agriculture as a dynamic and rewarding career choice.
About Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa
Alberta is an Agric Advocate, intervener, initiator and implementer. She is a passionate promoter of the Agricultural industry and a tiller of the earth herself.
Alberta is the Founder of Agrihouse Foundation, Agrihouse Communications and Shaping Conversations Africa, and the lead initiator of all the highly impactful interventions that the organization spearheads.
She is passionate and committed to making a sustainable and measurable impact within the sector, and her biggest satisfaction is to see all farmers and value chain actors happy.
Over the years, she has led her organization to make significant contributions to the development of the agricultural sector in Ghana, through her advocacies, youth driven initiatives, competence-based Training programs, leadership development and market linkages interventions
Agromonti, is set to inaugurate a cutting-edge input dealer shop for the winner of the Agromonti Ultimate Prize Pitch at Agrihouse Foundation’s 6th Agricultural Students Career Guidance and Mentorship Dialogue (AG-STUD) Bootcamp on Wednesday, January 31st, 2024, at Adidome in the Volta Region.
Charlotte Yawa Sodzedo, a 24-year-old agribusiness student from Adidome Farm Institute, emerged as the winner of the Agromonti Ultimate Prize Pitch during the 6th Agricultural Students Career Guidance and Mentorship Dialogue (AG-STUD) Bootcamp organised by Agrihouse Foundation.
Her exceptional performance not only showcased her dedication and proficiency but also secured her the prestigious prize, valued at Seventy-Five thousand Ghana cedis (75,000 GHC) both technical and financial support .
As part of the comprehensive prize package, Agromonti, in collaboration with Agrihouse Foundation, is set to inaugurate the fully packed agribusiness input dealer shop in Adidome.
This strategic award reflects the commitment of Agrihouse Foundation and Agromonti to nurture and support the aspirations of talented beginner agribusiness owners and students within the agricultural sector, providing them with a dedicated platform for growth and success. It serves as a beacon of hope and encouragement for young Agri-entrepreneurs across Ghana and beyond.
Ms. Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa, the Executive Director of Agrihouse Foundation, expressed gratitude to Agromonti for fulfilling their commitment to open an input dealer shop for the winner of Agrihouse Foundation’s 2023 Agricultural Students Career Guidance and Mentorship Dialogue Bootcamp.
“This impact is a testament to our dedication to empowering the next generation of agribusiness leaders. Through the establishment of the specialized shop, our goal is to provide practical support to Charlotte.
To ensure the success of this venture, we are committed to supporting her in managing and running the shop effectively. We will provide assistance with the necessary systems and processes, offering technical direction over the next two years. Top of Form
This impact aligns with our mission of creating a vibrant and resilient agricultural sector in Ghana by actively contributing to the national agenda of the government in making agro chemical and inputs accessible to every district and region in the country.
As we prepare for this year’s 7th AG-STUD Bootcamp, scheduled for 8th ,11th and 12th April 2024, it is my wish that every beginner agribusiness owner and student will come prepared to learn, network and meet with industry experts to excel in the agricultural sector. ‘’she added
Mr. Benjamin Offei, the Managing Director of Agromonti, emphasizes Agromonti’s steadfast commitment to empowering young Ghanaians within the agricultural sector. He stated,
“At Agromonti, we firmly believe in the untapped potential of the youth in agribusiness. Through strategic partnerships, such as our collaboration with Agrihouse Foundation, we aim to go beyond the establishment of the input dealer shop, we look forward to not just setting up the full furnished input dealer shop but also provide ongoing support for charlotte to succeed in this venture’’.
“We are dedicated to providing continuous support for the growth and development of students in the agricultural sector. Our vision extends beyond the immediate project; we are invested in nurturing an environment where young agri-entrepreneurs can thrive,” Mr. Offei emphasized.
This initiative Underscores the importance of not just providing resources but creating a nurturing environment for sustained growth. This collaborative effort aims to create lasting impact and foster a resilient foundation for the future of agriculture in Ghana. He added.
The AG-STUD Bootcamp have over the years impacted over 12,000 beginner agribusiness owners and student by helping develop their skills, build their networks, and create opportunities for themselves in the agriculture industry. It provides a platform for participants to engage with industry professionals, learn about the latest trends and innovations in the agriculture sector, and receive mentorship and guidance from experienced professionals. The initiative has also helped secure jobs and internship opportunity for students.
The initiative targets students and young professionals from various disciplines, including agriculture, agribusiness, environmental science, and related fields. The AG-STUD Bootcamp aims to inspire and empower the next generation of agricultural leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators.
Agribusiness enthusiasts and aspiring Agripreneurs have a golden opportunity to delve into the intricacies of Carrot Oil Production at Agrihouse Foundation’s sixth Monthly Executive Beginner Agribusiness Masterclass, slated for Friday, February 29th, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Agrihouse Training Centre in Dzorwulu.
The sixth Monthly Executive Agribusiness Masterclass aims to equip participants with comprehensive knowledge and practical skills in carrot oil production, for a fee of three hundred Ghana cedis (GHC 300.00), attendees will gain access to expert-led sessions covering topics such as, introduction to carrot oil production, raw material sourcing, equipment overview, carrot oil extraction techniques, quality control, and the filtration/purification of carrot oil.
Additionally, the class will delve into packaging, branding, and effective marketing strategies for carrot oil products.
As the agricultural landscape continues to evolve, Agrihouse Foundation remains committed to empowering individuals in the agribusiness sector.
The 6th Monthly Executive Agribusiness Masterclass presents a unique opportunity for individuals looking to diversify their skills in the agricultural sector. By attending, participants will gain valuable insights from industry experts, acquire practical experience, and be well-equipped to embark on successful ventures in carrot oil production.
Whether you’re a seasoned agribusiness professional or a novice looking to explore the world of agriculture, this masterclass promises to provide valuable insights and hands-on knowledge to drive success in the ever-evolving agribusiness landscape.
Don’t miss this chance to enhance your skills and become a proficient carrot oil producer. Secure your spot now for the 6th Monthly Executive Agribusiness Masterclass in Carrot Oil Production.
Click on the link: https://forms.gle/KcsTVA9MLJju2BzM9 to register for the 6th Monthly Executive Beginner Masterclass in Carrot Oil Making or contact Debbie on 0541555606, Josephine :0571898137 and Alberta on 0244623012
Agrihouse Foundation extends a warm welcome back to our esteemed Sponsors, Partners,agricultural community and Ghanaians ,With renewed enthusiasm and a fresh surge of energy, we embark on a new chapter dedicated to fostering growth and innovation in the agricultural landscape.
The preceding years was a testament to our collective commitment to sustainable agriculture and rural development. Together, we’ve cultivated projects that left a lasting impact, disseminated agricultural knowledge, and sowed the seeds of positive change in communities nationwide.
In 2024, our excitement knows no bounds as we prepare to empower and improve the agricultural sector through our various initiatives, including the 6th Gathering of the Royals, 7th Agricultural Students’ Career Guidance and Mentorship Dialogue Bootcamp (AG-STUD), 6th Women in Food and Agricultural Leadership Forum (WOFAGRIC), Gold in the Soil Award
also anticipate the 3RD Ghana Poultry Day , 14th Preharvest Agribusiness Conference and Exhibitions, 3rd “Is it Possible” Monthly Agribusiness Skills and Jobs for the Youth Roadshow with Dr. Zee, 5th Livestock, Poultry, and Fisheries Tradeshow (LiPF), 13th Agriwoman Marketplace, Monthly Beginner Agribusiness Masterclass, AgriFemale Monthly Beginner Masterclass Training, International Cassava Fair, Nebraska-Ghana Trade and Investment Program, and Husker Harvest Days in Nebraska, USA, among others.
This year, we will also unveil a lineup of new projects poised to elevate our impact and empower the agricultural sector even further. Among the initiatives in the pipeline are, the 1st Ghana Agrochemical & Crop Protection Exhibitions & Awards (GACA), Slovenia Agric Fair (Agra Fair), and the International Chocolate Fair in Slovenia, among others.
The Executive Director for Agrihouse Foundation, Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa expresses great enthusiasm for the this year, emphasizing our commitment to empowering farmers and transforming the agricultural landscape. The diverse range of initiatives reflects our dedication to addressing key challenges and fostering sustainable growth. We look forward to collaborating with stakeholders and partners to make a lasting impact on the agricultural community.”
‘’As our theme for the year is “Harvesting Hope,” we are not merely embracing a tagline but a profound commitment that resonates with our mission. We are dedicated to fostering a future where hope flourishes, farmers are empowered with knowledge and resources, and lives are enriched through sustainable agricultural practices.
This theme underscores our belief in the transformative power of agriculture as a catalyst for positive change. We envision a landscape where every harvest brings not only sustenance but also hope for a better future. By empowering farmers with the tools, they need and enriching their lives through holistic development, we aspire to create a ripple effect that extends to entire communities.
In 2024, this theme serves as our compass, directing our initiatives and projects towards outcomes that align with the ethos of “Harvesting Hope, Empowering Farmers, and Enriching Lives.” It is a rallying call for all stakeholders to join hands in cultivating a resilient and prosperous agricultural sector that uplifts not only the farmers but the entire nation.