Delta Paper Mill Limited, the manufacturers of flora tissue paper, top Choco chocolate spread and top Choco 3-in-1 chocolate instant mix has strengthened its commitment to supporting women, promoting agribusinesses, and advancing the agricultural sector due to the fact that most women farmers produces cocoa which helps them to produce their cocoa products.

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 marketing Director of Delta Paper Mill Limited and Alpha Industry,Barbara Baaba Incoom emphasized Flora’s dedication to driving agricultural innovation and excellence, while acknowledging the pivotal role of women in agriculture and their invaluable contributions.

“Delta Paper Mill Limited proudly maintain our unwavering commitment to advancing agricultural innovation and most especially, in supporting to bring the excellence out of women farmers and women in Agribusiness.

As leaders in paper tissue industry and in sourcing local raw cocoa, for our productions, we understand the central role women play in agriculture and acknowledge their indispensable contributions,” she stated.

 she further highlighted Flora’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 promoting gender equality initiatives, we aim to sustain inclusive growth and sustainable development in the agricultural landscape,”

Our company owes a lot of women farmers, we source our cocoa from farmers across the country, most especially women farmers. The raw cocoa is of high standards, making it easier to produce, process, package and sell at affordable prices, our range of cocoa powder and paste.

When Agrihouse foundation called on us to partner in the organization of the Gathering of the Royals, we quickly welcomed it, as it aligns with our corporate goals and objective of contributing to the development of sustainable farming and to the empowerment of women, she added.

The Executive Director of Agrihouse Foundation, Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa, in appreciating Flora, highlighted the significant impacts and contributions their partnership for the 6th Gathering of the Royals made in providing an invaluable platform for the over five hundred and forty-seven participants.

“I am honoured to extend my heartfelt appreciation to Flora and all our sponsors for their commitment in aligning with our vision and passion, to influence agribusiness growth and recognize women’s advancement within the sector.

Through their contributions, we were able to host a highly successful event, out of which they were able to engage in substantive discussions, exchange farming experiences and address critical issues affecting their regions and communities from enhancing access to resources to overcoming market challenges and promoting sustainable practices. These discussions play a pivotal role in shaping the future of Ghana’s agricultural sector.

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 assured to take driven 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.

in attendance were Dignitaries including the Former First Lady Of The Republic Of Ghana, Nana Konadu Agyeman -Rawlings, Zambian High Commissioner , H.E. Execllency 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 Sumankwaa hene and representatives from private institutions, academia, research associations, and civil society organizations making a remarkable results in building collaboration, sharing great practices, and forging partnerships focused at addressing the challenges faced by women in agriculture.

Other sponsors of the event included Agricultural Manufacturing Group Limited (AMG), Access Bank Limited, Twellium Industrial Company Limited and Rejuvenate Gaia Global Limited and Rainbow Agrosciences