Friday, April 15, 2016

MADE To Hold Agribusiness Forum In Tamale

Mr. Augustine Adongo

The Market Development Programme for Northern Ghana (MADE) in partnership with Deloitte, is organizing an Agribusiness and investment forum in Tamale on May 5th 2016. 

This forum will serve as a platform to address challenges as well as unearth and promote investment opportunities in Agribusiness in Northern Ghana.

MADE is a four-year programme funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) which aims at contributing towards the achievement of DFID Ghana’s objective to promote growth and reduce poverty in the 63 districts covered by the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA).
The ultimate goal of MADE is to stimulate economic growth and reduce poverty in the SADA zone between 2013 and 2018.The event is also the official launch of the MADE programme in Ghana and a shop of practical ideas for agribusiness in Northern Ghana. This initiative will engage experts and stakeholders in Agribusiness, smallholder farmers and the general public.

This year’s edition is dubbed “The North is Ready For Business......Are You?”

The first part of the programme, “Let’s Talk Business”, will highlight opportunities for investment. This includes business conference sessions for the first registered 300 participants.The ideas will mainly be drawn from MADE’s collaboration with Deloitte in preparing investment profiles. 

The following session, “The Market Place” offers an avenue for developing Business-to-Business (B2B) opportunities and discovering eager partners, made up of professionally designed exhibition stands for Agribusinesses and investors.

Augustine Adongo’, Team Leader for the MADE programme said, “There has been a long-standing developmental gap between the potentially rich North and the resource-demanding South. With the North unable to meet the demands of the South, the South resorts to outsourcing raw materials internationally and regionally.

“The MADE Agreement forum therefore serves as a springboard to connect the two sectors of Ghana and facilitate development, while presenting appealing opportunities for visionary investors” he said.

Exhibitors of agricultural products will have the opportunity to showcase their produce and services in stalls set-up at the event grounds. Another attractive offer of the event is the display of Northern staple foods prepared with locally cultivated ingredients from the North.

The event will be sponsored by Avnash Industries Ghana Limited with TV3 and ETV as media partners.

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