The 8th edition of the Pre-Harvest Agribusiness Exhibitions & Conference has received a major boost as Kosmos Energy, one of the world’s leading oil and gas production companies, and a partner at Ghana’s biggest oilfield the Jubilee Field, has presented a cheque as part of its sponsorship package towards the organisation of the event.
At an impressive ceremony held in Accra, Mr. Joe Mensah, the Country Manager and Vice-President of Kosmos Energy, indicated that the decision to support the Pre-Harvest Agribusiness Exhibition & Conference was born out of Kosmos Energy’s commitment to innovation in the agricultural sector in Ghana.
This commitment according to him is being demonstrated through the company’s flagship CSR programame dubbed, the Kosmos Innovation Centre (KIC), an initiative aimed at attracting the youth into the agric sector where numerous opportunities exist.
He said, Kosmos shares in the ideals and objectives of Agrihouse Foundation, organisers of the event in seeing agribusiness grow in Ghana and serve as one of the catalysts to national development, hence the decision to financially back the event.
Mr. Mensah emphasised that, the introduction of “Agritech Challenge” by Kosmos Energy was yet another strong indication of the company’s desire to see agriculture develop in Ghana. He said, as a company passionate about the general development of the country, there are plans to soon venture into other sectors of the economy such as health and education.
Receiving the cheque on behalf of Agrihouse Foundation, Alberta Nana Akyea Akosa, its Executive Director, was full of commendation for Kosmos Energy for their support, praising them for the decision to be a part of the success story of agribusiness in Ghana. She admits that the sponsorship package from Kosmos Energy will go a long way in organizing a successful event.
She entreated other companies and institutions with the desire to developing the agricultural sector in Ghana to follow the good example of Kosmos Energy by lending their support, adding that the event is one of the biggest platforms for the convergence of all stakeholders in the agric sector and therefore creates the biggest opportunity for business development among others.
She invited every company and individual in the agricultural sector to participate actively in the exhibition and/or conference.
The Pre-Harvest Agribusiness Exhibitions & Conference is an annual interventional event that brings together stakeholders in the agric sector from both the public and private sectors to establish business relationships and discuss contracts as well as explore and exploit other growth opportunities in the sector.
It features key activities such as training programmes, workshops, field demonstrations, exhibitions among others.
This year’s edition is scheduled for the 3rd to 5th of October, 2018 at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium in Tamale, the Northern Regional capital. Over 2000 participants and exhibitors are expected to attend to interact, share ideas and close business deals.
The Pre-Harvest Agribusiness Exhibition & Conference is being organised in partnerships with USAID-Advance, the World Food Programme, the Northern Regional Coordinating Council and the Ministry of Food and Agriculture.
Credit: Kosmos Energy