FAGRO To Be Held In Kumasi For The First Time

The 6th National Food and Agric Show (FAGRO) will for the first time be held in a different region other than the regular Efua Sutherland or Trade Fair, since its inception five (5) years ago. A statement signed by the General Manager for FAGRO, Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa, said that, they are very much excited to be moving the event to Kumasi, after five (5) years of organizing the show in Accra. There have been a lot of request by our stakeholders to move it to another region and we are excited to be finally moving. Kumasi is the Trade hub of Ghana with a lot of agric stakeholders. Our traditional partners are excited to move from Accra and it environs to explore different opportunities in Kumasi as well. This year’s event will be held from Wednesday, November 5 to Friday, November 7, 2014 at the Prempeh Assembly Hall on the theme: Reducing Risk through sustainable agricultural growth and development. The idea is to create a platform for companies to present and exhibit appropriate emerging technologies that are helping shape our farms and agriculture as a whole. Most importantly, is to learn about how appropriate these technologies have been designed for our market. Majority of our farmers’ states of productivity is arguably slow due to inappropriate technology, inappropriate farm management, Lack of Finance and insurance policies. Progress made with the introduction of schemes and technologies is far advancing with new insurance, financing schemes and the introduction of appropriate Technologies, greenhousing, irrigation and turnkey projects. We shall also focus on these schemes and Insurance packages designed for farmers, its relevance and how they can aid in reducing risk Another key area that we shall also project is our Agric business systems, the structures in place, our farmers and farm management and the business side of Agriculture. Agric businesses, companies, entrepreneurs, farmers and Governments increasingly recognize that, the reduction of risks is a foundation for a successful sustainable development and that is exactly what FAGRO 2014 is all about. This year will again witness a general exhibition of local and international agricultural companies in manufacturing, poultry and poultry equipment, seeds and seedlings, aqua culture, feeding equipment, packaging and processing technology, Irrigation systems, financial institutions among others. There will also be a Food competition and Seminars. Ms. Akosa pointed out that another strategic add-on to FAGRO this year is a Field Demonstration on Rice Growing Systems, Irrigation and Greenhouse Technology. “With our annual partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, it is worthy to note that, all the directorates under the ministry of agriculture will be fully represented at the fair grounds to showcase their works, opportunities and contributions to the nation.” She added. She said visitors to the fair have created lasting relationship with our exhibitors through personal contacts and our B2B meetings and we encourage the general public to visit this year’s fair grounds to network and explore business opportunities with various local and international agriculture partners. For the past five(5) years, FAGRO has created an exhibition, networking and marketing platform for over one hundred and fifty (150) companies into Manufacturing, Agro-Equipment, Agri-Input, wholesalers, farming associations, packaging, food services, Financial institutions, fisheries among others. It has shaped businesses and provided capacity building to many young farmers and entrepreneurs through seminars, workshops field demonstrations and has attracted over thousand visitors (1000), who have established contacts with both our Local and International exhibitors mainly from Brazil, Israel, Italy, Nigeria and Burkina Faso. FAGRO has over the years brought over 1, 000 exhibitors, government officials, the international community, civil society, market women, students and various local international actors in the agric sector.