The Agro Processing Compliance World Forum is an international forum for world-class agro-processing companies; key Ministers of Agriculture, Chief Executives, leading Managers, Quality Control and Agric experts globally.
The forum was attended by participants composed of Chief Executives of Agro Processing Companies, Government policy makers, machinery manufacturers and experts, resources persons from all over the world.
The meeting addresses several issues geared towards ensuring that local producers of processed food would be complaint in the agro processing food chain, taking into consideration pertinent issues that would allow their products to be accepted on the international market
THEME: Agro Processing Compliance: A catalyst for national prosperity: Becoming competitive domestically, regionally and globally.
Boosting local production
Sustaining economic growth and development
Rapid socio-economic transformation
-Compliance- Major tools for increasing and ensuring food safety, quality, public health and food security
-Breaking the Glass Ceiling: The Growth & Impact of Women in Agriculture
-Preventing and Remediating Child Labour in the Agro-Processing Supply Chains: Context,
-Challenges & Social-Economic Impacts
-Increasing exports, earning more and fighting poverty through compliance.
-Up-to-date knowledge of compliance requirements for agro-processing.
-Poverty alleviation and self-sufficiency through agro processing compliance.
-Quality seeds through seeds selection as planting material.
-Good agricultural practices and traceability.
-Reducing post-harvest losses and waste.
-Adopting appropriate agro processing technologies.
-Marketing strategies- proper packaging, transportation, storage and preservation.
-High yields, low cost products
-Climate change adaptation for raw material production.
-ICT in agriculture - empowering decision making, compliance, processing, and trade
-Innovative ICT in agribusiness
-Making e-Agriculture and m-Agriculture technology robust and accessible;
-Climate and sanitation: The influences of global warming
-Removal of barriers and enhancement of market access: barriers to African external trade
-Impact of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) policies on African agriculture commodities
Dr. Samuel K. DapaahMr. Dapaah’s 37-year career with the Ghanaian Civil Service included 15 years in leadership as director of policy planning, monitoring and evaluation and as chief director of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture.
Mr. Mamadou BiteyeMamadou is an agricultural economist by training, with over twenty years of experience in strategic leadership, human resources management, financial management, program development and implementation, etc.
Mandis LimitedMandis Limited, a private wholly Ghanaian owned limited liability company registered under the Companies Code Act 179, 1963 and incorporated in December, 2008 mandated to operate by law in Agro-Processing with core in Citrus Fruits, Farming, etc.
Njoro Canning FactoryNCF was created by Mr. Featherstone in 1938. Mr. T.K. Patel took over the factory in 1978 and in 1981, there was a joint venture agreement with a French company SAUPIQUET to produce canned French beans for the French market.