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National Food And Agric Show Opens On Sunday


Ms. Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa

The Grand National Food and Agric Show, which will showcase and sell agricultural products, farm produce, equipments and machinery, will kick-off at the Efua Sutherland Children’s Park on Sunday, November 29, 2009.


The five-day show will display Ghanaian traditional foods from all the 10 regions on a daily basis.

There will be a free food sampling to promote indigenous Ghanaian foods as highly nutritious and healthy.

Over 150 exhibitors from diverse agricultural   disciplines, manufacturers and equipment dealers are expected to attend the fair.

Resource persons from the Ghana Standard Board, YARA, Myroc and MiDA will hold free seminars on topics such as Food Safety, Farmers Financial Freedom, Agro Trade, Modern Methods of Farming, Rabbit and Grasscutter Rearing.The Project Coordinator of FAGRO 2009, Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa noted that “the main motive behind the fair is to add value to agriculture and move it from a peasant stage to a commercial stage.”

“Agriculture is highly ignored and this is not good for the growth of the economy. Many corporate institutions do not place high priority on Agriculture and we at FAGRO aim to bring a new revolution in the Agriculture sector.

“This revolution will increase private-public partnership approach whereby agriculture will not be politically but privately driven; a revolution where most of our young ones will come out of school and yearn to go into Agriculture”

“It is the only way that we can free ourselves from the high import rate of all consumables,” she added.

The side attraction of the fair, which is the “Dancing on the Farm Bash” will be organized on 3rd December 2009.

It will usher in the Farmers’ Day and say ‘Ayeekoo’ to the farmers for their contribution to national development.

FAGRO 2009 is expected to attract scores of individuals, investors, industry players, students and families.

On sale at the fair will be fresh farm produce and other consumables at subsidized rates.


Credit: Dailyguideghana

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