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.
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.
The Executive Director of Agrihouse Foundation, Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa, is poised to address a global audience at the International Cassava Fair in Brazil today, Thursday, November 23rd, on the topic “Leveraging International Platforms to Commodify Cassava in Ghana.”
Emphasizing the significance of commodifying cassava in Ghana, Ms. Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa’s keynote address will underscore the pivotal role of international collaboration in catalysing advancements within Ghana’s cassava industry. This insightful discourse aims to position Ghana as a key player on the global agricultural stage.
This strategic initiative goes beyond showcasing the ingenuity within Ghana’s cassava sector; it also aims to foster invaluable connections and explore sustainable business opportunities within the dynamic global cassava value chain.
Ms. Akosa, will also shed light on the unique opportunities and challenges facing Ghana’s cassava industry, exploring avenues for collaboration with international partners, the adoption of best practices, value addition ,mechanization and the implementation of innovative strategies to position Ghana as a major player in the global cassava market.
This focus on the immense potential of cassava as a cash crop aims to contribute significantly to food security and economic growth in Ghana.
Ms. Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa ,will also delve into how Ghana can leverage the International Cassava Fair platform, to enhance value addition in processing transportation and mechanization among others .
Moreover, she will emphasize the collaborative potential of the International Cassava Fair in facilitating capacity building. This includes bringing resource persons from Brazil to Ghana, imparting valuable knowledge and skills.
Attendees at the International Cassava Fair will have the opportunity to gain valuable insights into the present and future of Ghana’s cassava industry and the crucial role that collaboration on the global stage can play in its success. The event promises to be a milestone in the ongoing efforts to position Ghana as a key player in the international cassava market.
The International Cassava Fair (FIMAN), organized by Podium Alimentos in Brazil which opened on Tuesday, November 21st and expected to end on Thursday, November 23rd, 2023, represents a pivotal moment for knowledge exchange, networking, and collaborative exploration in the cassava sector .
Demonstrating a steadfast commitment to showcasing Ghana’s cassava industry on the global stage, Agrihouse Foundation, the official franchise holder for the International Cassava Fair in Ghana, lead a delegation of 17 esteemed figures across diverse sectors of the Ghanaian agricultural landscape at the International Cassava Fair in Paranavaí, Brazil.
This fair provides a unique platform for the Ghanaian delegation, comprising visionaries from various segments, including farmers, processors, input dealers, Farmer-Based Organizations (FBOs), aggregators, and other key players in the agricultural value chain.
the Ghanaian delegation are actively participating as exhibitors, engaging in illuminating Business Matchmaking sessions, and pursuing collaborative initiatives with international counterparts. This multifaceted approach underscores the delegation’s dedication to not only showcasing the present capabilities of Ghana’s cassava industry but also fostering future growth through strategic partnerships.
This diverse and influential delegation not only serves as ambassadors for Ghana’s cassava industry but also positions the nation as a key player in the global agricultural landscape.
As Agrihouse Foundation continues to lead the charge, the future of Ghana’s cassava sector looks promising, marked by innovation, collaboration, and sustainable growth.
Agrihouse Foundation has been honoured with the prestigious American Chamber of Commerce Ghana (AmCham) Award for its exceptional organization and promotion of the 2023 U.S-Ghana Business Expo.
The distinguished accolade was presented during the 2023 AmCham Ghana Thanksgiving Dinner and Awards Night held at the Labadi Beach Hotel on Saturday, November 18, 2023, themed “U.S. and Ghana Diaspora: Agents of Development and Prosperity.”
Known for its commitment to acknowledging excellence in initiatives fostering global partnerships, the American Chamber of Commerce, Ghana (AmCham), commended Agrihouse Foundation’s unwavering dedication, contribution, and hard work in organizing and promoting the 2023 Maiden edition of the U.S-Ghana Business Expo, held at the Labadi Beach Hotel from the 10th to 11th of August 2023, under the theme “Leveraging U.S-Ghana Trade Relations for Growth and Prosperity.”
Expressing gratitude for the recognition, Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa, Executive Director of Agrihouse Foundation, stated, “We are honoured to receive this award from the American Chamber of Commerce. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team and the collaborative spirit that propels our mission. Serving as the event organizers for the 2023 U.S-Ghana Business Expo was both a privilege and a tremendous opportunity. We extend our sincere thanks to the American Chamber of Commerce Ghana for believing in us and entrusting us with the organization of the maiden U.S-Ghana Business Expo.”
The 2023 U.S-Ghana Business Expo, meticulously executed by Agrihouse Foundation, provided a platform for fostering bilateral trade collaborations and economic growth between the United States and Ghana.
The Expo had in attendance over 800 participants, including key industry stakeholders, entrepreneurs, government officials, business leaders from both nations, and the general public.
The expo also had in attendance, trade delegation from the U.S. Department of Commerce led Global Diversity Export Initiative (GDEI) trade delegation that included 19 companies and six trade associations, including the National Black Chamber of Commerce, the National Business League, U.S. Black Chambers Inc., Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce, the National Centre for American Indian Enterprise Development, and the Organization for Women in International Trade.
The GDEI delegation represents diverse communities and industries across the United States with a focus on information and communications technology, consumer goods, and the automotive sectors.
A significant highlight of the Expo was the trade pavilion, which featured more than 40 companies. It showcased the products and services of visiting U.S. companies and trade associations, AmCham Ghana member companies, and local companies from various industries. It also provided an opportunity for participants at the event to engage in networking activities and establish strategic relationships.
The Expo yielded tangible outcomes, facilitating strategic partnerships, fostering cross-cultural understanding, and laying the foundation for sustained economic development.
Agrihouse Foundation remains committed to its mission of fostering sustainable development through initiatives that bring nations together for mutual prosperity.