The National Food and Agric Show Secretariat (FAGRO), says all is set for this year’s exhibition slated for the International Trade Fair Centre from September 28 to 30.
A statement issued by Ms Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa, General Manager, FAGO Secretariat said, “We are looking forward to a great event which will turn out to be rewarding to all stakeholders.”
She said the one-stop platform for all exhibitors would offer amazing networking opportunities that should snowball into a number of business deals.
This year’s event on the theme, “Preparation, knowledge, training and business”, will offer free training session for agribusinesses aimed at shoring up their business plan writing skills.
The training, according to the statement, would be facilitated by officials from IE Singapore and Africa Lead, who are both event partners.
Trainees will undertake a proposal writing contest at the end, after which the best three proposals will be assisted to access grants to boost their businesses.
“We chose this theme because after FAGRO 2016, we expect stakeholders in the industry to begin to see and approach their endeavours as businesses that require proper management to be sustainable and hugely successful. FAGRO 2016 is packaged to serve as the icebreaker in changing the complexion of agriculture in Ghana,” it said.
Among the institutions that will be mounting exhibitions at FAGRO 2016 include, RST, Wynca Sunshine, Stanbic, The Netherlands Embassy, Yara Ghana, Israel Embassy, Tikola, Ranaan Fisheries, Young Farmers League, and Kickstart.
The rest are Lakesyde Farms, John Deere, Daysah Ventures, Wienco, Association of Agricultural Teachers of Ghana, Central Regional Fishermen Association, National Award Winners Association, Cocoshe, Sens Fish Ventures, Brazilian Embassy, Dizengoff Ghana and Esoko, Agriseed.
The event is being sponsored by Stanbic Bank, Yara Ghana, Africa Lead, Tedford, TT Brothers, Indomie and GIHOC Distilleries.
By Times Reporter