UWR: MOAP NW to hold 2nd Agribusiness Fair and Conference in Wa.

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The Market-Oriented Agriculture Program in North-Western Ghana( MOAP NW) will host the second Agribusiness fair and conference in Wa from Wednesday, 19th of May 2021, with a moderated conference to discuss core topics which are crucial to expand the agricultural potential of the project area: Climate Change, Digitalisation and Women Empowerment. This will be followed by a grand exhibition to showcase agricultural innovations, technology and products as well as to promote Business-to-Business (B2B) networking among agribusiness industry players and relevant stakeholders.

The program is supported by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture(MoFA) and the Upper West Regional Coordinating Council(UWRCC) and financed by the European Union(EU) and the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development(BMZ).

Under the theme “Boosting the Agribusiness Potential in North-Western Ghana”, the two-day program will attract participants and exhibitors from the agribusiness sector, showcase relevant products and services, and foster the dialogue on core issues to enhance quality in agricultural production, increase incomes and create jobs along value chains.

Originally scheduled for March 2020, the event had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, measures have been put in place to ensure the success of the event and the safety of participants by the COVID-19 safety protocols.

There will be a maximum of 50 conference participants on-site and the majority will join virtually via Facebook Live sessions through GIZ Ghana and the EU Delegation to Ghana handles.

MOAP NW is one of the main pillars of the EU Ghana Agriculture Programme(EUGAP) started in 2017 to support the growth of agribusiness with capacity building and technical assistance for farmers.

Dr. Elke Stumpf, Head of the MOAP NW pillar of the EUGAP, revealed the maiden conference in 2019 has been hugely impactful to farmers.

“We are excited about the insights gained from the maiden conference as well as the testimonials from our participants and we look forward to taking the conversations to the next level to support the expansion of the Agribusiness sector in the North West and to demonstrate that agribusiness is a worthwhile venture,” he said.

Registration has started for interested exhibitors and participants to join, the number as compared to last year is expected to increase as MOAP NW has expanded its operational area from the Upper West to two districts in the Savannah Region and one in the North East Region.

The fair will take place in the courtyard of the Upper West Regional Library and is open to the public

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