The new government of Ghana is aiming to turn the tables around for agricultural development in the country. This includes the new project ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ which seeks to support farmers with some basic necessities including fertilizers. In view, regional Government heads and international industry leaders to gather in Accra to discuss opportunities for West African fertilizer and agribusiness trade. The event which is organized by CRU Events and the African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP – an organization committed to providing services to the public private sectors on sustainable development programs and policies focused on market-driven business solutions in the agriculture inputs and agribusiness value chain) is scheduled for 10-12 July at the Movenpick Hotel in Accra.
The conference will bring together key personalities such as Hon. Hackman Owusu-Agyemang the Chairman of Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) and Tchambacou Ayassor the Commissioner of Agriculture, Environment and Water Resources at The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), and fertilizer industry leaders such as Onajite Okoloko, Group CEO and MD of Notore Chemical Industries and Danquah Addo-Yobbo, MD of Yara Ghana. The conference provides an opportunity for networking with key players in the fertilizer industry. The event will also focus on developing innovation in areas of finance or communication which can be used in West African agribusiness, financing tools to enable fertilizer trade and investment in the agribusiness value chain as well as how to encourage youth participation and support women in agribusiness.
CEO of CRU Events in a comment highlighted that “The three-day conference and networking event will attract over 250 attendees and feature specialist workshops, keynote presentations, interactive panel discussions, break-out sessions and a site visit to the Nestle Tema factory.”