Agricultural Manufacturing Group Limited (AMG Fertilizers), a local manufacturer and distributor of advanced crop nutrition performance fertilizers, has reaffirmed its steadfast commitment to supporting women, promoting agribusinesses, and advancing the agricultural sector.

Speaking at the 6th Gathering of the Royals organized by the Agrihouse Foundation on Thursday, February 29th, 2024, under the theme “Seeds of Change: Cultivating Gender Equality in Agriculture and Honouring Women’s Advancement,” the General Manager at Agricultural Manufacturing Group Limited, Mrs Dorothy Opoku ,  emphasized AMG’s dedication to driving agricultural innovation and excellence, while acknowledging the pivotal role of women in agriculture and their invaluable contributions.

“Agricultural Manufacturing Group Limited proudly reaffirms our unwavering commitment to advancing agricultural innovation and excellence. As leaders in the industry, we understand the pivotal role women play in agriculture and acknowledge their invaluable contributions,” she stated.

 She further highlighted AMG’s belief in harnessing the full potential of every individual, particularly women, recognizing their significant impact on the future of farming.

“By empowering communities and championing gender equality initiatives, we aim to foster inclusive growth and sustainable development in the agricultural landscape,” she added.

The Executive Director of Agrihouse Foundation, Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa, in acknowledging sponsors, emphasized the significant impacts and contributions their partnership for the 6th gathering of the Royals made in providing an invaluable platform for over one thousand participants. This included Ninety-six Queen Mothers from across the sixteen Regions, two hundred and sixty-five (265) Women Farmers And Farm Associations from across the sixteen regions of Ghana, seventy women Agri-processors commanding value and volume within the agricultural sector.

“I am honoured to extend my sincerest appreciation to our esteemed sponsors for their invaluable support and unwavering commitment to our cause.

Through their generous contributions, we have witnessed remarkable strides in empowering women in agribusiness and fostering gender equality within the agricultural sector.

‘’AMG Fertilizers stood out with their remarkable support and dedication to our mission and has played a pivotal role in creating tangible impacts and positive change. Together, we have not only created a platform for these women to dialogue but also helped them in accessing opportunities within the agricultural value chain and facilitate their empowerment and advancement promoting gender equality and empowering women in agribusiness’’.

The 6th Gathering of the Royals, held on Thursday, February 29th, 2024, under the theme “Seeds of Change: Cultivating Gender Equality in Agriculture and Honouring Women’s Advancement,” also included a Royal Panel discussion led by Queen Mother Nana Akuamoah II of Tuobodom. Esteemed panelists included Queen Mother Nana Auah Tawiah I of Swfi Asempa Na Eye in the Western North Region, Queen Mother Nana Adwoa Larboh I of Yji Traditional Area in the Bono East Region, as well as Miriama Saaka, Queen Mother of Sadoboora-Wungu Traditional Area in the North East Region, and Braimah Azara Kabachewurche Timu Burnyanso I, Queen Mother of Kabache-Kpeme Traditional Council in the Savannah Region. Also present were Nana Aba Kyere III, Queen Mother of Abirem Agona in the Central Region, Queen Mother Nana Amponsah Sekle II of Mafi Gidikpi Number 1 in the Volta Region, and Nana Darkowaaa Ampem Kyerewaa II, Paramount Queen Mother of Yamfo Traditional Area in the Ahafo Region.

These Queen Mothers shared insights into the challenges they face in their respective regions, which included limited access to land, lack of financial support, difficulties in accessing market linkages, absence of modern mechanized equipment for farming, inadequate road networks, lack of extension services, and absence of pension schemes for farmers, among others.

Agrihouse Foundation is poised to take proactive measures in response to the challenges identified. the next line of action encompasses implementing tailored initiatives to directly tackle these obstacles, advocating for policy reforms to create a more conducive environment for women in agriculture, and offering comprehensive support services to empower women and foster sustainable practices within the agribusiness sector.
The 6th Gathering of the Royals also had in attendees Dignitaries including the Former First Lady Of The Republic Of Ghana ,Nana Konadu Agyeman -Rawlings, Zambian High Commissioner , His Excellency Timothy Mwaba Walamba, Deputy High  Commissioner Of Kenya To Ghana, Togbe Kwasinyi Kakaklo Agyemang Iv, Adidome Chief , Deputy Minister For Food And Agriculture Incharge Of Crops, Hon.Yaw Frimpong Addo ,Oyeabour Anobaa Sasraku ,Larteh Sumankwaahene and representatives from private institutions, academia, research associations, and civil society organizations making a significant impacts in fostering collaboration, sharing best practices, and forging partnerships aimed at addressing the challenges faced by women in agriculture.