Danquah Addo-Yobo exchanging documents with Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosah
The Managing Director of Yara Ghana Limited, Danquah Addo-Yobo, says the company will continue to support the annual Pre-harvest Agribusiness Exhibitions and Conference, which brings together various players in the agriculture value chain to build capacity and explore business opportunities.
He disclosed this during a ceremony to sign an MoU detailing its sponsorship package with Agrihouse Foundation, the organisers of the Pre-harvest Agribusiness Exhibitions and Conference, this year.
“Yara Ghana has over the past few years collaborated with the USAID/ADVANCE project on their demonstration farms and capacity building events such as the Pre-harvest event. So now that USAID/ADVANCE is handing over the programme to Agrihouse Foundation to organise, it seems the natural thing to continue to support the event because we have seen the value in it,” he stated.
He added “Yara, as a farmer centric company, has been supporting smallholder farmers in its operations as has been amply demonstrated over the past years through our several interventions aimed at increasing farmer knowledge, productivity and farmer profitability through the Yara Crop Nutrition Approach. We have done this through series of farmer training programmes, demonstration farms and crop clinics in farming communities across the country.”
At this year’s event, Yara Ghana is expected to support the event through sponsorship and technical support.
The company is also part of the planning committee, and hopes to bring its years of expertise in crop nutrition solutions to bear on the organisation of the event this year.
Yara Ghana Limited is a leading name in the fertilizer industry in Ghana, and has been supporting and collaborating with other agencies and organisations on initiatives that strengthen the agricultural value chain.
Agrihouse Foundation’s Executive Director, Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa, commended Yara Ghana for the support and said the collaboration would promote agriculture in the country.
She said the event, which would be held from 3-5 October, 2018 at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium Tamale, is by far, the largest gathering of value chain actors and agribusinesses.
It helps stakeholders to network and explore business opportunities during the period.
The event features training programmes, workshops, field demonstrations, innovations and exhibitions showcasing companies and organizations in the areas of seed and fertilizer production, , finance, fisheries, storage, machinery, packaging and processing, food, innovation and ICT.
In 2017, the event brought together over 800 farmers, buyers, input dealers, manufacturers, government officials, development partners and financial institutions, among others.
Earlier this year, the USAID ADVANCE handed over the Pre-harvest Agribusiness Exhibitions and Conference to Agrihouse Foundation, with the World Food Program as a key organizing partner.