Business News of 2013-05-03

Israel to host 1st FAGRO investment meeting

National Food and Agriculture Show (FAGRO) in partnership with Ghana’s Embassy in Israel and the Israeli Export and International Cooperation Institute is to hold the first ‘FAGRO-Israeli Investment Meeting’ in Tel Aviv.

The five-day meeting scheduled for May 18 to 23 will focus on B2B meetings between Ghanaian and Israeli companies, seminars on modern trends in agriculture, field trips and farm tours and how delegation of agric stakeholders and farmers of both nations can explore investment opportunities.

Ms Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa, FAGRO Exhibition Director, in a statement to the Ghana News Agency on Friday, said FAGRO was expecting agric stakeholders and farmers from the fisheries, inputs, poultry and fruit sub-sectors to register with FAGRO to be part of the Ghana delegation.

“In the last quarter of this year, FAGRO has done serious deliberations on the direction and future of Ghana’s agriculture at various international platforms and seminars in United States of America and Brazil.

“Our role at FAGRO is to create opportunities and facilitate the transformation of agriculture in this country through various international trade exhibitions, business platforms and fairs,” said Ms Alberta.

She explained that the FAGRO-Israeli Investment Meeting will prove to be a productive and fruitful terrain for agro-business ventures to form strategic alliances and new partnerships.

Israel is a world leader in agricultural research and development; this has led to dramatic increases in the quantity and quality of the country's crops.

The drive to increase yields and crop quality has led to the development of new seed and plant varieties.

The FAGRO-Israeli investment meeting will therefore afford Ghanaian farmers the opportunity to tap the rich expertise of Israel for accelerated agricultural growth and productivity.

Source: GNA
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