GIZ honoured for contribution to agribusiness in Ghana Ebo Gorman

The German Development Corporation (GIZ) has been awarded for its contributions to the development of agriculture and agribusiness in the country.

Guzakuza, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), awarded the institution for its role in supporting women agribusiness entrepreneurs, at a short ceremony in Accra on Tuesday.

The Project Lead of Guzakuza, Mr Henry Cofie, said the award was in recognition of the immense role being played by GIZ to promote agriculture and agribusiness in Ghana.

He said Guzakuza over the years had been supporting and empowering women to build their capacity on agribusiness through skills training.

Mr Cofie said his outfit had trained more than 120 women in the agribusiness sector from 16 Africa countries.

Speaking at the programme, Dr Elke Stumpf said GIZ would continue to support female entrepreneurs in the agribusiness sector under the Agribiz programme.

“The Agribiz programme is aimed at supporting the public and private agribusiness institutions with a strong focus on job creation, particularly for women and the youth,” she said.

Dr Stumpf stressed that the German government and the GIZ were committed to providing the needed support to push women in agribusiness.

The Head of Agribiz observed that the Federal German Ministry for Economic Cooperation, GIZ and the BMZ partnered with Guzakuza to implement the Ignite 2020 programme, an agribusiness accelerator model programme for African young women in agribusiness.

Dr Stumpf expressed gratitude to Guzakuza for the honour done GIZ and pledged the company’s collaboration with Guzakuza to advance the cause of women in the agribusiness sector.

By Ebo Gorman

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