Agritech West Africa Launched

By Wegvoraus | 11 Jan, 2020

To contribute to the realization of technological advancement in the Agri sector, the WegVoraus in collaboration with Ghana-Indian Trade Advisory Chamber has launched AgriTech West Africa 2020 at the Ministry of Business Development conference room in Accra to provide a dynamic platform for Agribusiness community in Ghana and West Africa to count with global agritech suppliers and innovators.

At the press launch, the Director of AgriTech West Africa, Thomas James opined that the programme would succour Ghana and other West African countries to give the leverage to compete globally in terms of technology usage and value addition to agriculture products. He mentioned that the programme would usher great business opportunities among exhibitors and the general public as the programme would converge investors across countries in the value chain at Accra. He further noted that plans have been made to invest in the agriculture sector if the government extends its technical support to the agriculture sector.

A representative from the Ministry of Food and Agriculture said that the government is in full support of the project and appealed for more investments in the agriculture sector. He advocated that the sector employs more than 50 percent of the Ghanaian population and this project would revamp and encourage the youth to take agriculture as a culture to agribusiness level.

To him, this would help to prevent poverty in the country and the sub-region and this serves as a clear indication of a growing partnership between Ghana and India. “This is a huge collaboration between the people of Ghana and Indians which will bring a lot of transformation into the agriculture sector. This will help create more jobs and make agriculture a lucrative industry to attract the youth even though the government is doing her best in this regard in the sector. Government is ready to support any private entity ready to invest in the sector,” he said.

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