Agrihouse Foundation and GhaNeb LLC are offering a rare invitation for Ghanaian farmers, agribusiness entrepreneurs, government officials and private businesses to exploit business, trade and investment opportunities in the forthcoming Nebraska-Ghana Trade and Investment Programme, and to experience the highly-rated Husker Harvest Days.
The Nebraska-Ghana Trade and Investment programme is taking place in Grand Island, NE, Nebraska, USA, from September 10th to 14th, 2023, and is also receiving support from the Nebraska State Legislature, Grand Island Chamber of Commerce, EZ Politix, Sandhills Global, The Nebraska Department of Economic Development, and Certified Piedmonstese
“Indeed, Agrihouse Foundation and GhaNeb LLC are truly looking forward to successfully bringing agricultural interests and leaders from Ghana and Nebraska together to help build relationships and bring the interests of both nations together for everyone’s benefit, especially our farmers and agribusinesses,” Ms. Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa, Executive Director-Agrihouse Foundation, was quoted as saying in the press release.
“Besides creating and facilitating opportunities for growth of business, Trade and Investment in both Nebraska and Ghana twice in a year, one of the long-term visions of this partnership is to establish a Ghana-Nebraska Trade & Investment (GhaNeb) secretariat in Ghana, to support in growing, harnessing and contributing to scaling up the opportunities that are built.
“However, to kick-start this vision we are working with GhaNeb LLC and the Nebraska State Legislature to send a Ghanaian Business delegation to Nebraska from September 9 – September 15, 2023. With the success of this first Trade and Investment programme, every subsequent September Agrihouse Foundation will work to facilitate a strong business delegation to Nebraska; and, every November, Nebraska will in the same way send a business delegation to Ghana,” Ms. Akosa further elucidated.
This much-needed business event will equally presents opportunities for Ghana and Nebraska State businesses, government agencies/officials to discuss, explore, develop, strengthen and forge bilateral trade and investment relations.
Affirming this, Mr. Ken Schilz – a key player in the programme and a former Nebraska State Senator and (former) Chair of the Legislature’s Agriculture Committee, explains that the event presents participants with immense business opportunities to meet leaders in the agricultural world.
While in Nebraska, the Ghana delegation will also engage in pre-arranged B2B sessions and other pre-arranged business meetings, which all aim to present and project the opportunities that can be explored by both countries.
The programme also presents a great opportunity for learning about the new technologies and advancements that are taking place in American and global agriculture.
“We are working on bringing a delegation from Ghana to participate in our first Trade and Investment Programme, and experience Husker Harvest Days.
While in Ghana last year, we worked with Agrihouse Foundation to facilitate a Government and Private Businesses Stakeholder Event.
We also had the opportunity to visit and experience some large commercial farms in the Mion, Northern Region. We are particularly excited that we have been able to scale-up our working relationship. Our collective goal is to continue our work together, to grow our economies and create lasting partnerships,” former State Senator Ken Schilz added.
Ghanaian participants attending this event will participate in top trade conversations and negotiations, breakout tours, market linkages negotiations, matchmaking and investment-related programmes.
They will also have an opportunity to experience the Husker Harvest Days. “For over 40 years, Husker Harvest Days has provided a world-class space where farmers, ranchers and agribusiness/agripreneurs gain priceless insights for their operations – while making connections that last for years,” Mr. Schilz explained.
The highly-rated event, known as the world’s largest totally-irrigated working farm show, has been connecting farming families with Agri-producers and services from across America and beyond. Farmers attend to engage, and this all adds up to ROI (return on investment) value for their business.
This very important agricultural business and investment event will develop and strengthen economic partnerships; provide access to valuable and sustainable market access; and enhance bilateral investments, training, knowledge and technology transfer that will support and further boost Ghana’s rapidly growing import and export sector.
Sufficient knowledge to share and take away
Participants will enjoy personal conversations with equipment and product designers, technicians and engineers on current equipment and future farming needs; experience the latest in agric technology; and learn from industry experts. Seen as an event that has something for everyone, the Husker Harvest and Trade and Investment programme promise memorable field demonstrations; Poultry, cattle-handling; hemp education and exhibits – and a Hospitality Tent, where visitors can relax and enjoy free educational sessions, other guest speakers and much more.
While in Nebraska, GhaNeb and Agrihouse plan to have a reception the night before the event’s date for sponsors and participants – with the Nebraska Department of Economic Development providing entry-passes to the event.
Additionally, a luncheon/dinner and Roundtable discussions will as well be organised for sponsors and participants.
At the reception and networking forum on the first day, the conversation will be centred on economic and investment strategies; and practical measures to accelerate and sustain Ghana’s economic repositioning and accelerated growth to drive investors in partnering Ghana to build the desired thriving, industrialised economy.
Field demonstrations that compel innovative investments for increased yields
While in Nebraska, participants will also have opportunities to visit farms, processing facilities and implement dealers, as well as meeting with representatives from Nebraska agriculture trade associations, government leaders and other agri-businesses to exchange ideas and create relationships.
The Nebraska Department of Economic Development will be hosting the Ghanaian business delegates, who will have opportunity to interact with global machinery, equipment and technology companies exhibiting at the Tradeshow.
“This is a growth opportunity in agribusiness, trade and investment, a first step in our long-term plan,” Ms. Akosa concluded.