The German Agency for International Corporation GIZ has reiterated its commitment to the development of agriculture by supporting the just ended National Food and Agric Show FAGRO.

In a clear demonstration of solidarity, GIZ has for the second year running supported the fair, which seeks to create a platform for stakeholders in the sub region to have a central point for the exhibition of goods and services.

This year?s FAGRO, which was held under the theme: ?Linking farmers to the appropriate market; the value chain process?, attracted hundreds of exhibitors as well an unprecedented patronage in the event?s history.

And in keeping faith with FAGRO, GIZ sponsored a drama that depicted and highlighted some challenges of the agricultural sector and how they can be improved, and the significance of FAGRO.

Mark Fynn, Component Manager of GIZ Ghana, said staging the drama was necessary to depict how a market oriented programme like FAGRO can be of substantial help to the sector.

?The basic principle underlying this is that, the market is important,? he said.

?It also speaks a lot about how it (FAGRO) has been beneficial in so many ways to the growth of the sector. We want them to see what they do as a business that must cater for itself. Most are not conscious of this, and we felt it was important to let them know?.

The GIZ offers customized solutions to complex challenges across the world, and are experienced service providers that assist the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation, engaging in international education work at the same time.

It also offers demand-driven, tailor-made and effective services for sustainable development across the world.

The services delivered by the Deutsche Gesellschaft f?r Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH draw on a wealth of regional and technical expertise and tried and tested management know-how.

GIZ operates throughout Germany and in more than 130 countries worldwide. The outfit?s registered office are in Bonn and Eschborn, and is run by more than 17,000 staff across the globe, some 70 per cent of whom are employed locally as national personnel.

Ghana?is one of the countries the GIZ considers important ?for cooperation with private sector?, hence its continuous support for FAGRO 2012.


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