Ms.Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa, General Manager of the FAGRO secretariat
ACCRA, Ghana, 30 August 2016 -/African Media Agency (AMA)/-Players in Agribusiness will have a rare opportunity to learn how to prepare credit-yielding and investor-attracting business plans – at special training session on the margins of this year’s National Food and Agric Show – to help out their ventures on an enviable pedestal.
The training, dubbed “Agri-Business Boot Camp”, will hold from September 28 to 30 at the Ghana International Trade fair Centre with facilitators drawn from International communities.
Ms.Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa, General Manager of the FAGRO secretariat said;”the aim of the Agri-Business Booth Camp is to train farmers and agri-business persons on how to write very attractive business plans to bait investors and partners so as to boost their expansion plans. More than 100 participants are expected to take advantage of this rare training opportunity”
“Highlights of the training are; how to convert business ideas into plans to attract the needed investment, essentials of presenting an attractive business plan and we will crown it with a supervised preparation of individual business plans by participants. The climax of the training will be individual presentation of business plans before a judging panel with the best three earning cash prizes.
The secretariat will look for potential investors for the best three plans”, she added for good measure.
Agriculture forms the backbone of most economies in the developing world. Aside guaranteeing constant food supply, it also employs a large portion of the population. Sadly, there is very little funding for small and medium scale agri-businesses by banks and private equity firms. The lack of attractive business plans to woo investors into the sector also seems to have compounded the situation.
The National Food and Agric Show – FAGRO – is a trailblazer platform that brings stakeholders in the agric industry together every year toshowcase products and innovations in the sector while forging mutually-beneficial networking opportunities.
This year’s edition will hold from September 28 to 30 at the Ghana International Trade Fair Site and it’s expected to attract over five hundred (500) farmers, students, entrepreneurs and other industry players from all parts of the country.
Other activities at this year’s event include exhibition, B2B Meetings and a Farm tour to a Green house farm.
Distributed by African Media Agency (AMA) on behalf of FAGRO.
FAGRO – The National Food and Agric Show Secretariat, is a leading and primary non-profit Agribusiness events, exhibitions, consultancy and communications organization. As an Agric capacity building and marketing platform organization, it has been at the forefront of harnessing Ghanaian farmer’s, and indeed our Agric potential, through thought leadership positing of key policy concerns affecting the sector specifically within the value chain. These include:
– Addressing the importance and capacity of our smallholder famers, and their access to markets as well as finance.
– The role of women in agriculture
– Empowering and whipping up the interest of the youth to take agriculture as a viable business through our various initiatives such as the FAGRO Agric summit, the National Agric Show exhibitions and seminars, where we train smallholder farmers, including women and the youth
Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa
General Manager of the FAGRO secretariat