The MEL Consulting Limited and The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have hosted a “Women in Agribusiness” Summit to underline the contributions of women in agricultural sector Ghana.
The event brought together women-led agribusinesses, farmers, processors, business service providers, financial institutions, members of government and development partners.
Sharon Cromer, USAID/Ghana’s Mission Director signed a statement and copied to the media in Accra, according to that summit promoted investment opportunities and linked women-led agribusinesses to business advisory service providers and financial institutions.
According to the statement, the agenda featured panel discussions on finance and business support for women-led agribusinesses, as well as business-to-business sessions.
It said the event finished with an awards ceremony honoring women-led agribusinesses and smallholder actors for their contribution to Ghana’s agriculture sector.
It said: “USAID believe agriculture is paramount in driving Ghana’s sustainable economic growth.
“USAID Feed the Future Initiative works to provide individuals and communities by investing in gender-smart solutions. We are connecting business service providers to women-led agribusinesses to increase their productivity and access to markets.
The statement said dignitaries in attendance were Ms Otiko Afisa Djaba, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Sharon L. Cromer, Nestlé West and Central Africa’s Head of Agricultural Services, USAID/Ghana Mission Director and Fatih Ermis.
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