9th Agriwoman Marketplace begins today in Accra

In line with efforts aimed at strengthening, promoting and creating more accessible market channels for women farmers and agribusinesses and buyers, Agrihouse Foundation is set to hold the 9th edition of its monthly Agriwoman Marketplace Event today and tomorrow at the Efua Sutherland Park in Accra.

After having organised eight successful monthly editions, the 9th Agriwoman Marketplace will have in addition to the exhibitions, other activities including the Agriwoman in Worship, Ted Talks and Mentorships from partnering organisations.

Also to expand, this edition will be held at a much bigger space to accommodate the large number of expectant women farmers and agripreneurs.

Approximately 115 women farmers and women-led agribusinesses have registered to exhibit and showcase their products and services.

Agriwoman Marketplace, by Agrihouse Foundation and fully funded by the foundation, forms part of our development interventions to strengthen and bring to the limelight women in the Agribusinesses sector, thereby contributing to the development of markets for women and also supporting them to recover fully from the effect of the pandemic, Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa, Executive Director of Agrihouse Foundation noted.

She said “Our overall objective with the Agriwoman Marketplace is to support women Agribusinesses recover, grow and promote their farm produce, products and services and we are happy to have made meaningful and positive contributions, towards this, in the past eight months. With this initiative, we at Agrihouse Foundation fully fund women farmers and Agribusinesses who register.  We provide them with free exhibitions; canopies, exhibition booths, tables and chairs.”

She noted that, even with the challenges that comes with putting up a monthly event like Agri-woman marketplace, it had been an exciting journey, considering the impacts and successes the event continues to chalk in the lives of the agri-women.

Agrihouse Foundation’s Agriwoman Marketplace has made great impacts for the past eight months. Examples of such women who have signed major deals include Portia

Opuni Frimpong, who signed a deal with a South African company, to supply black soap and shea butter. Another typical example is a Women Farmer Based Association in the Ashanti Region, Kruy3 Farmer Group, who through the monthly marketplace platform, have been able to access a grants and bulk order supplies for their cassava, gari, rice and palm oil produce.

Janet Adade, a rice farmer from the Volta Region has been able through increase rice sales through the Agriwoman Marketplace, same as Aunty Bea from the Volta Region.

Queen Gaf, is now stocking shops in Accra with her innovative local spices including dawada, honey, moringa, sobolo, turmeric and many more. Portia Asumda from Bolga has also secured bulk supply deals for her shea butter, millet, sorghum, soyabeans, rice and groundnut paste through the Agriwoman

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