The first National Agric Summit aimed at providing a platform for key stakeholders to deliberate on pertinent issues, concerning women and youth in the agricultural sector will be held in July 8, this year.
The summit, an initiative of the National Food and Agric Show (FAGRO), is expected to attract about 150 influential executives and decision-makers, drawn from a cross-section of active major players in Ghana’s agriculture.
On the theme, “Further unlocking the Ghanaian agricultural sector: The role of youth and women”, the event will provide a unique opportunity for policy makers, farmers’ groups, researchers, government agencies and corporate entities to network, exchange knowledge and gain insights into the context of youth and women’s involvement in agriculture.
FAGRO General Manager, Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa, said the summit would be driven by four key topics including, ‘What innovations can attract the youth into modern agriculture?’, ‘The role of technology in driving agricultural growth and economic development’, ‘Breeding the next generation of agricultural entrepreneurs, the role of investment financing and insurance in agriculture’ and ‘Ghana’s agriculture in 2021.’
The summit, she said would offer participants the opportunity to understand from experts the potential, challenges and opportunities for doing agribusiness.
“It will also assist participants to tackle in-depth key agric commercial issues with case studies focusing on particular areas of opportunity among others. Panelists for the various topics have been drawn from major agricultural institutions and development partners,” she said.
“The summit will enable us to better open up to discuss and assist in positioning our women and youth in Ghana’s agric sector,” she added.
By Times Reporter