Information Communication Technology company, Broadspectrum Limited, has sponsored the Chamber of Agribusiness Ghana with GHȻ35,000 towards its fourth edition of the Ghana Agribusiness Excellence and Leadership Awards.
The award scheme themed ‘Sustainable Agriculture: A catalyst for food security and job creation’ is slated for November 24, 2021.
The primary objective of award scheme is to recognize and reward excellence and leadership across the Agribusiness value chain in the country.
In an interview with Citi Business News after the presentation, Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Broadspectrum Limited, Razak Awudulai, stated that the move is in line with the company’s goal to support the agricultural sector, as it is critical to the economic growth of the country, post Covid-19.
“We’ve been following the Chamber of Agribusiness and they’ve been educating their members on the importance of the agriculture industry to the development of the economy. Hence if entities like agribusiness are at the forefront of promoting agriculture, we think that it is only in order that we support their activities and encourage them to do more.
What COVID -19 has taught all of us is that, if a country is not able to produce for its citizens and global supply chains are disrupted, citizens will go hungry. We were lucky that within this period of COVID-19, Ghana was able to have sufficient food to feed citizens even though the global supply chain was at a standstill, the more reason we should support entities that promote agriculture,” he said.
Highlighting what his outfit is doing to see growth in the agriculture sector, he noted that they are working on providing an enabling environment for agribusiness through the employment of advanced technology.
“A platform where a farmer can identify an aggregator, an aggregator can identify a factory, and from the factory to the final consumer, what he referred to as the ‘Farm to table’ approach”, he added.
Technical Director for the Chamber of Agribusiness, Dr. Courage Bessah-Adanu expressed gratitude at the gesture by Broad Spectrum Limited.
“We think that Broad spectrum is trying to create an enabling environment is key and we as a chamber are very glad to collaborate with them to make sure that this dream comes to pass. Also because data is key to agribusiness, if they are helping by getting various data within the value chain so we can plan, project and create businesses, their effort is welcomed” he said
Ghana Agribusiness Excellence and Leadership Awards
The Awards scheme seeks to reward Agribusinesses which have played defining roles in moving the agribusiness industry forward, and have demonstrated achievements across the various commodity value chains – including sustainability, technology, operational excellence, innovation and CSR.
It also seeks to identify projects and individual achievements which have enabled agribusinesses to set themselves apart from their competitors, and have produced clear and compelling value and relevant results.
The Awards scheme equally brings together players in the Agribusiness industry to recognise achievements by local and international companies involved in promoting the agribusiness sector’s development in Ghana.