3 institutions to host event to connect stakeholders in agric sector

Agritech West Africa, Food Beverage Ghana and FoodPack Tech Ghana in a press conference on Thursday launched its second edition of exhibition in Accra.

The agric expo, which aims at creating a sustainable connecting platform for all stakeholders in the agricultural sector is scheduled on March 15-17, 2023 at the Accra International Conference Centre.

According to the Agritech West Africa – Wegvoraus Proj­ect Director, Mr Thomas James, the two-day exhibition would see about 100 exhibitors, close to 5,000 businesses and professional visitors directly and indirectly linked to the agribusiness sectors.

Companies from India, South Africa, Turkey, Nigeria, Ghana, UK, Italy, France, Spain and many others would exhibit products like agrochemicals, agriculture tech­nology, irrigation, bio feeds, food processing and packaging technol­ogies, food innovation, processed and packed food beverage items,” he mentioned.

Mr James added that, the plat­form would give Ghana and West African companies the opportunity to connect with more manufactur­ers and suppliers, have potential collaborations, partnership distri­bution, joint ventures, and invest­ment tie-ups.

“The expo will be a great plat­form for the exhibiting companies coming from different parts of the world to meet and discuss new products, collaborate for business partnerships and adapt new inno­vations in practice of agriculture and food processing packaging sector, it is also in line with the de­velopment goals of Ghana govern­ment’s commitment to value-added agriculture,” he said.

On his part, General Secretary of Food Beverage Association of Ghana (FABAG), Mr Samuel Ato Aggrey, called on government to fi­nancially assist students to produce more technologies to fast track the development in the agricultural sector.

“We have lots of polytechnics and universities in the country yet we don’t see much being done by graduates of such schools, these areas need to be empowered for students to be challenged to come out with the production of machines that would drive the economy,” he stated.

The expo would be organised by Wegvoraus Exhibitions, with sup­port of the West African Chamber of Agriculture (WACDA), Crop life Ghana, Ghana Union of Trad­ers Association, Food and Bever­age Association of Ghana, Farmer Organisation Network of Ghana, Federation of Association of Gha­naian Exporters, Guzakuza and many regional farmers’ cooperative and groups


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