Development Bank of Ghana (DBG) has announced that it will be holding a stakeholder engagement forum to discuss agriculture value chains.
The event, which is scheduled for next month, is aimed at bringing together stakeholders in the agricultural sector to discuss ways of improving value chains and ensuring sustainable growth in the industry.
The agriculture sector is one of the most important sectors of the Ghanaian economy, employing a large percentage of the population and contributing significantly to the country’s GDP.
However, the sector is faced with several challenges that hinder its growth, such as inadequate financing, poor infrastructure, and low productivity. These challenges have made it difficult for the sector to fully exploit its potential and provide the necessary support for economic development.
The stakeholder engagement forum by DBG is, therefore, a step in the right direction, as it provides an opportunity for stakeholders in the agricultural sector to come together and discuss ways of improving the sector.
The forum will provide a platform for stakeholders to share ideas, experiences, and best practices, as well as identify opportunities for collaboration and partnerships that can help drive the growth of the sector.
One of the key areas of focus for the forum is the improvement of agriculture value chains. Value chains refer to the various stages involved in the production, processing, and distribution of agricultural products. Improving value chains is crucial for enhancing the competitiveness of the agricultural sector, reducing post-harvest losses, and increasing the value of agricultural products.
During the stakeholder engagement forum, DBG will explore ways of improving value chains, such as improving access to finance, building infrastructure, promoting innovation, and improving the regulatory environment. The bank will also discuss its commitment to supporting the agricultural sector through its various financing and advisory services.