Today, Tuesday, October 24th, 2023, the 13th Annual Pre-Harvest Conference and Exhibition will commence at the Agrihouse Agri-Village Learning Innovation, Training, and Demonstration Center in Kudula, Tamale, located in the Northern Region. This highly anticipated event is expected to attract an audience of no fewer than 3,000 participants.
In a press release issued by, Agrihouse Foundation, Ms. Alberta Akosa, the Executive Director of Agrihouse Foundation, stated, “Everything is now in place for another fulfilling staging of Ghana’s leading agricultural event.” She emphasized that, compared to previous editions, this year’s conference would introduce more relevant aspects aimed at enhancing agricultural output,Market linkage and connectivity in the Northern Region and throughout Ghana. All preparations for this annual agricultural event, known for its focus on market linkage, connectivity, technology and innovation in agriculture, have been successfully concluded, among other accomplishments.
Ms. Akosa elaborated, saying, “This year’s training and workshop sessions will explore thematic areas, including Market Linkages, Commodity Pricing, Financing, Seed Quality Systems, Favourable Agricultural Policies, Best Practices in Agricultural Production, Nutrition, and Climate-smart agriculture. Furthermore, there will be a dedicated training and capacity-building session on gender equality, women’s empowerment, agricultural technology, and innovation, among other subjects.”
The event is set to bring together approximately 3,000 farmers, value chain actors, and agribusiness owners. The primary objective is to exchange ideas and discuss strategies and measures to ensure the establishment of a more structured and sustained market access and linkages in the agricultural sector.
Under the theme, “Connecting the Unconnected: The Farmer, The Input Dealer, and The Processor,” the event will feature Hon. Osei Yaw Frimpong, the Deputy Minister for Food and Agriculture, delivering the Keynote Address and officially opening the exhibitions. Additionally, Andrew Reid, Economic Growth Office Director from USAID, will serve as the Special Guest Speaker, and Hon. Shani Alhassan Shaibu, the Northern Regional Minister, will give the Welcome Remarks.
Other notable speakers at the Pre-Harvest event include Hajia Hawa Musah, the Regional Agric Director, Regional Department of Agriculture, Alhaji Mashud Mohammed, the National Best Farmer for 2021, and Ms. Theresa Randolph, the Country Director for Yara Ghana.
Now in its 13th year, the Annual Pre-Harvest Conference and Exhibition has become a prominent and highly impactful event on the Ghanaian Agribusiness calendar. The event will take place from Tuesday, October 24th, to Thursday, October 26th, 2023, at the Agrihouse Agri-Village Learning Innovation, Training, and Demonstration Center in Kudula, Tamale, in the Northern Region.
Sponsors for this year’s event include YARA Ghana, GIZ-EUGAP, Interplast, and others. These sponsors have played a vital role in making this event possible and in supporting the growth and development of agriculture in Ghana.
Over seventy (70) companies and institutions are expected to serve as exhibitors at the 13th annual preharvest agribusiness conference and exhibitions ,these includes, YARA, GIZ-EUGAP, Interplast, Bon Agro, SEEDCO, International Potato Center, Esoko Limited, BADECC AGROVOLTA LIMITED, AGRO CROWN WEST AFRICAN COMPANY LTD, HJA Africa Limited, International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), AGRISEED, Miqdadi Ltd, Jubaili Agrotec, Agrohao Ghana Company Limited, Feed the Future Ghana Mobilizing Finance in Agriculture (MFA) Activity, GIZ-EUGAP, Omnifert, Crop Doctor, MENNONITE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION (MEDA), Tree Aid, Melon J Consult CL Ltd, Food and Drugs Authority, Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA), The Ghana Investment Promotion Center (GIPC), Ecobank, Agricultural Development Bank (ADB), TATA, KANU EQUIPMENT, SAYETECH, PUMPTECH, AGRI SIGMA, and Lamb Father among others .
This diverse range of exhibitors will not only showcase their products and services but will also provide practical insights, engage in discussions, and foster connections within the agricultural sector. Attendees are encouraged to explore every exhibition booth to learn, buy, and discover the latest innovations and solutions in agriculture.
This year, the Pre-Harvest Agribusiness Conference and Exhibition promises to be an engaging and immersive experience. We encourage participants to explore every exhibition booth to learn, discover, and invest in cutting-edge agricultural solutions.
The Exhibitors will provide practical insights, engage in enlightening discussions, and enable you to build essential connections within the agricultural sector. You can expect to explore the latest innovations, purchase high-quality products, and participate in discussions that address critical challenges and opportunities within the agricultural industry.
NOTEWORTHY ACTIVITIES SCHEDULED:
Commodity Breakout Session: Aiming to assemble a diverse spectrum of participants, including farmer groups, farmer-based organizations, aggregators, buyers, students, smallholders, and commercial farmers, the Commodity Breakout Session aims to provide invaluable insights into excelling within the agricultural value chain.
Farmer-Buyer Matchmaking: This exclusive networking event is tailored to enable farmers to connect with potential wholesale buyers and various agribusinesses along the value chain. During this interactive session, both farmers and buyers have the opportunity to establish connections and finalize deals that can significantly shape their agricultural endeavours.
Exhibition: Spanning the entirety of the three-day event, an engaging exhibition showcase will unfold, offering a platform for purchasing and selling products at affordable prices. This hub serves as a space to explore the latest innovations, products, and services driving advancements in the agricultural sector, encompassing Crop Varieties, Seeds, Farm Equipment and Machinery, Agrochemicals and Fertilizers, as well as Livestock, among others.
Field Demonstrations: In this phase, farmers and industry participants engage in practical learning, acquiring firsthand experience and adopting best practices in farm management. Hosted at the Agrihouse Foundation Agri-Village, this immersive experience aims to equip attendees with tangible skills to enhance their agricultural practices.
The 13th Annual Pre-Harvest Agribusiness Exhibition and Conference promises to be an influential convergence, fostering collaboration and innovation across the agricultural landscape. Join us as we work together to empower agriculture and bridge connections in pursuit of a prosperous future.