Thirty-two women farmers, processors, aggregators, agric-input dealers, packagers and other value chain actors, have registered to participate in the 4th edition of the monthly ‘Agri-Woman Market Place’ to be held on the forecourt of Agrihouse Foundation offices, Dzorwulu, on Friday, July 9, 2021.
The Agri-woman marketplace, an initiative of Agrihouse Foundation seeks to support women Agribusinesses recover, grow and promote their farm produce, products and services. It provides free exhibitions and marketing space for the women to sell and promote their products and services, while opening up their access to markets.
In a release, the Founder and Executive Director of Agrihouse Foundation, Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa, expressed her delight with the steady growth of the Agriwoman Marketplace.
“It is rewarding and fulfilling to see this initiative expand,” she said. “In the first month, we had 22 women Agribusinesses coming round to showcase their products and services; and in the second month it increased to 27. We were financially limited and constrained in the 3rd month, so we could only support seventeen women businesses to come around; and we are happy that in the 4th month we are able to support 32 women businesses.
“We are truly humbled that we are able to contribute to an agenda that further strengthens women, scales them up, promotes Agri-women products and services, while providing an environment for networking,” she said.
The thirty-two agribusinesses which have registered for the July edition of the 1-day Exhibitions and Mentoring sessions include women who are into vegetable production, yam and tuber farming, grains and cereals. Others are also into processing groundnut paste, shea butter, Moringa, neem, coconut and castor oil, while the rest are into food, IT, finance, communications and marketing services.
The monthly Agri-woman marketplace, which is fully sponsored by Agrihouse Foundation, provides exhibition booths, tables and chairs for women to display their products and services.
Other side-activities during the full day event include training and mentoring sessions wrapped with music, games and other recreational activities intended to create a relaxing and friendly environment for the women.
It is our hope that by this platform we at Agrihouse Foundation will be able to contribute steadily to creating and expanding market accessibility, while opening-up opportunities for women.
The monthly Agri-Woman Marketplace is free for every woman into Agribusiness, and we are encouraging women to register and be part. This is one sure and practical means by which we can empower ourselves, harness the power of networking and build resilience. By this, we contribute significantly to food nutrition and security. Agri-women can register as Exhibitors via this link: https://bit.ly/agriwoman, shared on all social media pages of Agrihouse Foundation.