Agrihouse Foundation, a Ghana-based non-profit in agriculture, is set to hold the first edition of Agrihouse Agri-Woman Marketplace. The marketplace has an onerous objective to help Ghanaian women agricultural value chain actors to market their products and services with convenience and in a safe, clean space.
The first edition of the marketplace is scheduled to come off on Friday, March 12, at the forecourts of the premises of Agrihouse Foundation, in Dzorwulu, Accra.
According to the Executive Director of the Agrihouse, Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa, the Foundation wants to leverage on the project to highlight ‘International Women's Day, commemorated annually on March 8, to celebrate women successes and take action for equality.
The Foundation also seeks to use the event to highlight, ‘International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste, commemorated annually on September 29, to highlight the critical need to reduce food loss and wastage around the world. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), since 2014, the number of people affected by hunger has been rising steadily, emphasizing that, the issues of Post-harvest Loss is a major cause of hunger and starvation around the globe. Food loss and wastage puts unnecessary pressure on the natural resource base and on the environment, depleting the natural resource base and generating greenhouse gases, it states on its website. Alberta Akyaa Akosa notes that Agrihouse Foundation will be leading the commemoration of this day in the country in September as part of efforts to support Ghanaian women farmers and also, highlight the issue of post-harvest losses, which is a big challenge in the agricultural sector.
In line with the up-coming marketplace on March 12, the event will take place at the forecourts of Agrihouse Foundation on Friday, from 9 am to 5pm and is therefore calling on the Ghanaian general public to visit the event ground and support women farmers by purchasing fresh food crops and agri-products, cultivated and processed by Ghanaian farmers and industries.
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