FARA Participates in Ghana-Israel Agritech Summit

The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), participated in a one-day GHrow-IL (Ghana Grows with Israel) Agribusiness Innovation and Technology Summit at the Movenpick Hotel in Accra, Ghana, on Tuesday 4th June 2019.

The GHrow-IL Summit which aimed at brokering businesses between the Ghanaian entrepreneurs and Israeli organizations for effective exchange of technologies, brought together top-notch Israeli Agritech organizations, farmers, research institutions and private Ghanaian agri-businesses to discuss how participants could collaborate in improving agricultural production in a sustainable way.

Isreal ambassador to Ghana interacting with participants

Moderating the second-panel session of the summit which focused on innovative solutions for monitoring of farms for higher yields and efficiency, Dr. Wole Fatunbi, Lead Specialist, Innovation Systems and Partnerships at FARA, underscored the need for quick adoption and adaptation of appropriate technologies for the development of Africa’s agriculture. Dr. Fatunbi indicated that “while technologies abound in the developed world, the different technologies need to be adapted and the most appropriate ones are promoted to support the development trajectory of Africa’s agriculture”.

He added that Ghana has been on the path of progress in its agriculture in the last decade and the observed political will is unprecedented.

“The stage seems to be set for the next level in the development of Ghanaian agriculture, but this will not happen without the appropriate technologies”.

The summit showcased key Israel agricultural technologies around, irrigation, water management, greenhouse, hydroponics, soils and nutrient management, poultry sciences among others.

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