By Fred Yaw Sarpong
National Food and Agriculture Show (FAGRO), which aim at showcasing Ghanaian agriculture products to the world is expected to take place at the Efua Sutherland Park and the National Theatre, both in Accra from November 13th to 17th 2013.
The objective of this year’s FAGRO is to bring together all those related with the sectors under one roof to provide global and comprehensive information on current developments in the agric sector.
“The fifth edition of this year’s event will be celebrated on the theme “Linking Trade, Export and Agriculture: a value chain process,” and it will facilitate the transaction of significant volume of exports, imports and domestic orders that take Ghana’s agriculture to a new height.
Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa, FAGRO Exhibition Director has said that the event will also help raise awareness and earnings of farmers by linking them to the appropriate markets thereby boosting agriculture production in the country.
She pointed out that FAGRO 2013 as usual will help sharpen farmers’ skills and knowledge to diversify crops or supplement their income from other reliable sources through the formation of strategic partnerships and networking opportunities among others.
According to her small to medium scale farmers with limited access to modern farming technology will benefit from roundtable discussions and seminars on topical agriculture issues such as; agric investment, trade, import and export.
FAGRO has over the years brought over 500 exhibitors, government officials, the international community, civil society, market women, students and various local international actors in the agric sector together, in a bid to make Ghana, the market of the future.
FAGRO is an initiative of Infocus PR in partnership with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) and supported by the Agricultural Development Bank (ADB).
Major highlights of this year’s event include daily exhibitions seminars, business-to-business meetings, round table discussions and field demonstrations among others.
Meanwhile, preparations for the fifth edition of the National Food and Agriculture Show in Accra (FAGRO) have taken off.