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Hello Agri-Woman! This is specially for YOU! -The AgriWoman Marketplace

  • Are you a woman farmer?
  • Are you a woman Processor?
  • Are you into Agricultural Products packaging, branding or Marketing?
  • Are you working in any of the Agricultural Value Chains or disciplined?

Then, the AgriWoman Marketplace is created uniquely and specially for YOU!

What is the AgriWoman Market place?

It is both a physical and digital module of a Farmers’ Market platform intentionally designed for women farmers and agribusinesses, by women and with women

In times, that accessing markets, sustaining and building resilience for women, towards full recovery and growth, has become so critical, Agrihouse Foundation is extremely pleased to introduce and inform you of this new innovative SPACE – the AgriWoman market place for Women farmers and Agribusinesses ONLY!

The platform, which has two (2) components, a:

  • 24-HOUR ONLINE BUY AND SELL and a
  • MONTHLY DIRECT FARMERS’ MARKET is essentially to support our women

Agribusinesses and farmers, to expand, promote and access other market avenues for their agri-products, services, crops, livestock and other produce with convenience, both online and in cleaner and safer spaces.

By this, we are hopeful, that a greater percentage of women, who were affected by the pandemic or are going through challenging times, will fully recover, gain a high level of stability, increase their income, expand, grow and promote their products and services. 

We are positive, that AgriWoman Marketplace, will equally benefit households to access Agri-products and services easily, enhance their nutrition and be in control and have an idea of what they are purchasing and its source. 

Ultimately, we support and transform the Agri-woman’s livelihood through the patronage of the Marketplace.

At Agrihouse Foundation, we recognize the extreme challenges our women farmers go through to market and transport their products and fresh food produces, in spite of their diligence and hard work.

The AgriWoman Marketplace is in direct response to these concerns.

Over 10, 000 women farmers we work with, belonging to different Farmer Based groups, have called on us to create and establish a grounded market platform, that will essentially get them to promote, market and sell off their produce from their respective farms, beyond our annual programs and open markets.

1st Edition of the DIRECT MARKETPLACE

DATE: Friday, March 12, 2021

VENUE: AGRIHOUSE FOUNDATION OFFICES- DWORWULU

This day has been carefully selected, to commemorate with the global celebration of “Food losses and Food wastage”

Through Agri-Woman Market, we encourage all women, to unite and say ‘NO’ to Food losses and Food Wastage!

We have been listening and observing, and now we have the Agri-Woman Market Place, happening every last Friday of every month at the forecourt of our office premises in Dzorwulu.

The online platform will be UP soon.

Agrihouse is championing a community support agriculture transformational program, to drive innovative sales and marketing for women in agriculture

Let’s support our women farmers by purchasing their quality agri-products and fresh food crops. Come with your family and your friends and buy at affordable prices, the last Friday, of every month.

  • Follow us on Facebook – Agri-Woman Marketplace and post your product.
  • Register here, for the Friday monthly market and the online market linkage

 

Register for AgriWoman Market

In spite of agriculture being a leading growth driver for Ghana’s economy, its potential contribution to growth and development has been underexploited mainly due to a variety of challenges.

Soil Fertility issues in Ghana

The Abuja summit on fertilizer declared that, Sub-Saharan Africa can only increase food production and alleviate poverty when fertilizer use is increased.

Reports by Climate Change and Sustainable Development, indicates that, fertilizer application in Ghana is approximately 15kg ha-1 with the highest depletion rates in Africa ranging from about 40 to 60 kg of Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium (NPK) ha-1 yr-1

Fertilizer subsidy in Ghana began in 2008 due to significant increases in fertiliser prices, the aim was to encourage affordability and fertiliser usage.

Despite the implementation of the subsidy program, its purpose is still striving to gain grounds as result, Ghana over the years has missed the Abuja Declaration to increase fertilizer usage among farmers.

The Monitoring, Control and Surveillance Division is one of the five (5) divisions of the Fisheries Commission. It is responsible for the monitoring, control and surveillance of all fishing operations within the fishery waters of Ghana by whatever appropriate means. This include, the management and running of a satellite base station for data transmission relating to the activities of foreign fishing vessels licensed to operate within the zone, the enforcement of the Fisheries Act 625, the Regulations and any other enactment relating to the regulation of fishing activities.

Livestock production is an important feature of the country’s agriculture, and accounts for 14% of agricultural GDP.

It is also a major source of income for farmers in the country. Its socio economic importance in the reduction of rural poverty cannot be over emphasized.

According to the Animal Production Directorate of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Ghana currently  imports over 240,000 MT of meat that is, chicken, beef and others to make up for its meat deficit costing the country over USD375 million annually.

The National demand for poultry meat alone is about 400,000Mt with local production of just about 57,871MT an indication that, imports of poultry meat is about 180,000MT with a shortfall of 162,129 MT.

Many doubted him, some said it was not possible. One time Joseph had a dream, and when he told his brothers about it, they hated him even more Genesis 37: 5

Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto assumed office in 2017 as the Minister for Food and Agriculture with a commitment and an agenda to transform agriculture and put it on a sustainable path of accelerated growth and development for larger economic and social benefits to the nation.

 Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto on several platforms will often ask, ‘if Ghana is so much blessed with arable lands why do we still see so much poverty, Poor subsistence farmers who are living degraded lives?’ The yields of these farmers are well below their family’s requirements, which, in turn necessitates the importation of millions of tons of grain and animal products every year. Year after year the perpetuation of the dependency cycle continues and the poor get poorer and poorer.

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