The seventh edition of the National Food and Agriculture Show (FAGRO) has been launched in Accra.

FAGRO is an annual programme that creates a platform for the demonstration, exhibition and marketing of agricultural products, while creating a convergence arena for mutually beneficial networking among industry players.

This year’s fair, scheduled for September 28 to 30 at the Ghana International Trade Fair site, is expected to attract more than 2,000 participants and exhibitors from all parts of the country.

It will be on the theme: “Preparation, knowledge and training = Business.”

The event will also create opportunities for field trips and business-to-business meeting sessions.

The General Manager of the FAGRO Secretariat, Ms Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa, said the theme was carefully selected to reflect the “changing face of agriculture from the survival means of the scarcely educated peasant farmer to the swelling bank account of the sophisticated, technology-savvy investor who capitalises on his knowledge to surmount teething problems to safeguard his investment”.