The Citi Business Festival continues this week, with the Agribusiness Virtual Forum scheduled for today, Tuesday, 16th June, 2020.
The forum seeks to provide the needed resources for Ghanaians interested in going into agriculture.
Under the theme, “How to create another career in Agribusiness” the forum will largely focus on, starting your own career in agriculture; knowing what to do, land acquisition and understanding the agriculture business value chain among others.
As COVID-19 has affected the global food value chain, a lot of countries are now consciously working on food security, and reducing dependence on food imports.
Also, as the growth in major sectors of the economy slows down, the agricultural sector is increasingly becoming a viable source of employment and value addition.
This has created an opportunity for Ghanaians to turn to agriculture to create more avenues for employment and food security.
With a good number of people having shown interest in getting into the sector, many do not seem to know how to do so.
The forum will also give listeners and participants insights into animal husbandry and the opportunities, commercial agriculture and the complexities and financing your agribusiness.
Resource persons include Doris Yaa Osei, an Animal Scientist, William Nettey, ABSA, Davies Korboe, 2009 National Best Farmer, Ken Addy, an Agricultural Consultant, James Boateng, 2018 National Best Farmer, and Francis Dei, an agronomist with Glofert.
Meanwhile, the on-air series of the Citi Business Festival continues on the Citi Breakfast Show every day at 9.00 am in the month of June.
The 2020 edition of the Citi Business Festival started on Monday, June 1, 2020, with an array of radio and TV programmes.
It is sponsored by the Ghana Investment Promotion Authority (GIPC), ABSA Bank, Citi FM and powered by Ghana’s most comprehensive business news website, www.citibusinessnews.com.