Accra hosts first Agribusiness Investment Summit

More than 150 stakeholders from leading agribusiness firms and development partners, are participating in the maiden Ghana Agribusiness Investment Summit 2014 in Accra.

The list includes commercial, rural and community banks, impact investors, non-bank financial institutions and ministers of state.

The key objectives of the Summit are to present concrete information and analysis on agribusiness investment opportunities in Ghana and to connect investors, financial institutions and relevant stakeholders in order to share information and do more business.

The summit was organised by USAID, Financing Ghanaian Agriculture Project and Ministry of Food and Agriculture, and Ghana Commercial Agriculture Project.

The Summit is showcasing immediate and viable agribusiness investment opportunities in Ghana’s high-demand value-chain comprising rice, maize and soy.

The agenda include opportunities for networking with a variety of investors and managers from investment funds, commercial banks, development finance institutions, and government representatives who can make these projects a reality.

High profile personalities who attended the summit includes Mr Clement Kofi Humado; Minister of Food and Agriculture, Gene Cretz, United States Ambassador, and Francis Kalitsi of Serengeti Capital, an Africa-focused investment advisory firm with offices in London and Accra. GNA

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