By Fred Yaw Sarpong
National Food and Agriculture Show (FAGRO), which aimed at showcasing Ghanaian farm produce to the world is partnering Agritech, an Israeli non-profit organization to introduce new technologies into Ghana’s agricultural sector.
The partnership, which will be fully take off next year is to promote FAGRO in Israel while Agritech will transfer several technologies into Ghana, in order to assist Ghanaian farmers.
The initiative came into being after FAGRO held exhibition in Israel recently to showcase their farm produce.
At a media briefing in Accra last week, Dr. Torgbor Mensah, the Executive Chairman of ……… said he was happy the initiative has yield a fruitful result.
According to him farming activities are not punishment and for that matter Ghanaians, especially the youth must enter into it as their business entities.
‘Through Agritech, next year FAGRO exhibition will be more revolution and more technologies will be introduced,’ said Dr. Mensah.
Dan Meiri is the General Manager for Agritech and he stated that his outfit is made up of individual group based companies with support from Israeli government.
He noted that their objective is to promote Israelis agric businesses in other countries. He said Agriculturalists in Israel have been cooperating and that has promoted the success of agric farming in Israel.
He called on the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) to support small holder farmers in the country, in order to help build food security in Ghana.
‘It is the matter of Ghanaian government taken into consideration the important role small farmers hold in Ghana,’ said Meiri.
Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa, General Manager and FAGRO Exhibition Director said before the end of the year, the parties will formerly sign partnership agreement and also spelt out the detail.
She explained that since FAGRO started in 2009, their trip to Israel was the first time and that has yielded good result.