Agrihouse Foundation, in collaboration with the Bono East Regional Coordinating Council, hosted its maiden edition of the Ghana Agrochemicals and Crop Protection Exhibitions and Awards on Thursday, April 18th to Friday, April 19th, 2024, in Techiman.

Held under the theme “Recognizing Efficiency and Innovation to Drive Sustainable Bumper Harvest,” the two-day event educated farmers on the proper utilization of agrochemicals and crop protection techniques to enhance agricultural productivity and sustainability in the region and across Ghana.

Addressing the gathering, Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa, the Executive Director of Agrihouse Foundation, highlighted the event’s significance: “Our primary focus lies in bridging the significant gap as we prepare for the pre-planting season.

The Ghana Agrochemicals and Crop Protection Exhibition serves as a crucial one-stop platform for farmers and input dealers alike.It provides a pivotal space for farmers to engage, access input dissemination, and foster dialogue on enhancing their farming practices and the agricultural sector at large. This platform not only facilitates market expansion but also creates opportunities for farmers and input dealers to collaborate towards mutual growth and sustainability.”she added

In addition to the exhibitions, the event featured an awards ceremony recognizing farmers and agrochemical dealers who have played pivotal roles in advocating responsible agrochemical usage and sustainable farming practices in the Bono East Region.

The awardees included Agromonti Company Limited, who took home the Most Innovative Input Dealer Company award, Yara Ghana Limited was awarded the Leading Crop Nutrition Brand in Ghana, and Tibourataa Women Group from the Northern Region won the Most Promising Input Dealer Company Award.

The Executive Director, further disclosed Agrihouse Foundation’s commitment to advancing the agricultural sector, with numerous interventions tailored for farmers nationwide.

Looking ahead, Akosa hinted at future collaborations and initiatives stemming from the event, aiming to foster continuous improvement and innovation in the agricultural sector.

Exhibiting companies showcased demonstrations and presentations, offering farmers insights into the latest crop protection technologies and best practices for the safe and effective application of these products. Notable exhibitors included Jubaili Agrotec GH, Agrohao Ghana Company Limited, AGROTERRUM GHANA LTD, IWAD GHANA LTD, Sagrisalma Limited Company, WinStep Company Limited, Agri Sigma, GIZ GH/AGRIBIZ, Rainbow Agrosciences, WAAF AGRO LIMITED, Solevo Ghana Ltd, BH FERTAGRO GHANA LIMITED, CROP DOCTOR LIMITED, Yayra Glover group, AgroCrown West Africa Company Ltd, and YARA GHANA LIMITED.