The Awards aims to identify the most innovative and sustainable solutions that has lead to social, environmental and economic benefits in the agriculture and agro-industry sectors in Ghana
The Agriculture Innovation Exhibition and Awards was conceptualized to honour and appreciate the exemplary achievements and contributions that Innovators and researcher have made across all aspects in agriculture industry. The Awards will be presented on an annual basis to outstanding innovators, scientists, researchers, individuals, Agric- entrepreneur and organization who have tremendously contributed to the research and development of the agricultural sector through their innovative ideas product/services and also it will be a platform for them to showcase their innovation product/services during the awards.
The purpose of the event is to award successful and effective agriculture service delivery improvement projects and initiatives that have been achieved through the application of innovative approaches, methodologies and tools. Programs that have been achieved through the application of standard procedures and approaches will not be awarded. Instead the Awards event will recognize creative initiatives, projects that reflect ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking and individuals or organization who has been prepared to take risks and go against the tide to a certain extent, with the overall aim of improving services in the Agriculture industry and Sector, within respective local and/ or regional context. This will be done by calling applications from innovators, scientists, researchers, individuals, Agric- entrepreneur and organization based in Ghana. The awards are not limited to recognition alone, but incorporate opportunities for capturing learning, impacting on policy decisions of government and establishing partnerships. We hope to make the awards event part of a bigger endeavour on the part of the Government and Agriculture Ministry to cultivate an enabling environment within the Agriculture sector for the development and nurturing of innovative ideas and initiatives. As much as possible, the process of the Awards and details of projects submitted will be captured on a database in an effort to begin to build a knowledge bank of innovative work that is unfolding on the continent. In addition, new successful projects will be afforded the opportunity of having their experiences fully documented in the form of a case study for potential publication both continentally and internationally and seek donor support for it full implementation.
The Agriculture Innovation Exhibitions and Awards is the first kind of initiative to recognize innovation specifically within the Agriculture sector in Ghana. A number of factors differentiate the Agriculture Innovation Exhibitions Awards from other award programs that are likely to exist in Ghana:
The Aims, Objectives, Mission and vision of the Award
The Awards aims to identify the most innovative and sustainable solutions that has lead to social, environmental and economic benefits in the agriculture and agro-industry sectors in Ghana: from production to processing and to the preservation of food; from logistics to consumption; and from the responsible management of surpluses to the agriculture, energy and environment.
Agriculture Innovation Awards and Exhibition objectives are as follows
To encourage innovators such as researchers, growers or exporters, whether individuals or institutions, engaged in the agricultural sector.
To enhance the prestige of Ghana in the field of agricultural innovation and research by virtue of its pioneering role in this field at the world level.