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Practical training to boost agricultural yields at Ghana’s first Value Added Agriculture Expo

Practical training to boost agricultural yields at Ghana’s first Value Added Agriculture Expo.

Ghanaian farmers, agro-processors and aquaculture companies will get expert practical advice on improved farming methods for better yields at Ghana’s first Value Added Agriculture Expo in August.

The Value Added Agriculture Expo West Africa, and SMARTFactories expo, will bring local and international experts to Accra to present the latest trends and techniques for improved farming and agro-processing.

In the Farmers’ Training Workshop area, visitors will benefit from sessions such as:

·         Crop Protection and Nutrition

·         Fall Army Worm - Better control of FAW and reduction of its impact

·         Managing Pests & Diseases

·         Irrigation Solutions

·         Turning your poultry farm into a profitable business

·         Prevention of Poultry Diseases

·         Balanced livestock nutrition

·         Strengthening the Horticulture System in Ghana. Developing a more technically effective phytosanitary system

·         Affordable Green Housing Solution to a quality horticulture harvest.

·         Soil testing

·         Safe and effective pest control and Agric inputs to improve crop yield and plant life

·         Increase your buying power by creating farmers groups

·         The use of quality products in farming in an effort to increase yields and quality

·         Accessible Finance – Financial Solutions for Agric Business

·         Technology that will help farmers to improve their yield

In an exciting development to the show, farmers can bring their diseased crop sample to the show and The Plant Doctor will provide advice and solutions on diseased crops.

For farmers interested in aquaculture, experts will elaborate on how to start a backyard aquaponics programme, and how to ensure balanced nutrition in aquaponics.

Experts will also offer opportunities for one-on-one discussions about particular farming and agro-processing challenges.

In addition to an exhibition of the latest agriculture and agro-processing technologies; the expo will also offer a series of specialised workshops and live demonstrations. Engaging interactive workshops will demonstrate practical tips and techniques including how to install irrigation systems; how to conduct soil testing; and ways to use hand tractors effectively.

Visitors looking to invest in new machinery and vehicles will have an opportunity to test drive the latest  Isuzu vehicles and new tricycles for farmers, and learn advanced handling of Massey Ferguson and John Deere tractors.

With an endorsement by the Ghana Ministry of Food and Agriculture, the Value Added Agriculture & Aquaculture Expo West Africa supports the government’s goals of helping the agriculture and agro-processing sectors move from subsistence to big business.

“Value Added Agriculture Expo and Value Added Aquaculture Expo West Africa brings together experts and stakeholders from across the entire agriculture and agro-processing value chain, to share knowledge and give practical insights on ways to increase production, improve yield and grow profits,” says Adele Eloff, the Africa Manager of expo organisers Reed Exhibitions. “This unique expo is a must-attend for everyone from small-scale farmers to large food and agro-processing enterprises.”

Visitor registration for the exhibition is free and visitors can register online at www.valueaddedagri-wa.co.za or via SMS with Name, Surname and email address on 054 832 2977. 

The Value Added Agriculture & Aquaculture Expo West Africa and and SMARTFactories expo will be held at the Providence Events and Recreation Centre, Accra, Ghana, from 2 - 4 August 2018. The event is presented by Diamond Sponsors Barclays, Platinum Sponsors Kingdom of Netherlands, Mel Consulting, Gold Sponsors Interplast, Ecommodity Express and Bronze Sponsors AFGRI and Irrigate, in partnership with Reed Exhibitions.

 For more information, go to www.valueaddedagri-wa.co.za

Limited exhibition space is still available at this premier event. For further information, place contact Jayne Harley General Manager Reed Exhibitions at email: jayne.harley@reedexpoafrica.co.za Contact: 0027 11 549 8300