The Chief Executive Officer of Eden Ghana, Catherine Krobo Adusei says various sectors should be actively involved in cushioning the agribusiness ecosystem from the effects of current global economic challenges.
“Let every sector start from where they are responsible. The engineers, health, and everyone must do their bit. It should not be just talk. We need to be intentional,” she said on the Citi Business Festival forum on Citi TV.
Catherine Adusei indicated that the banking sector, for instance, could offer support in the form of loans to agribusinesses struggling to sustain their operations.
“The banks make profits, so why can’t there be a policy that will ensure they can support agribusiness?” she asked.
She indicated that given the adverse effects of the global economic challenges on agribusiness, the private sector could come on board by offering solutions in areas where the public sector falls short.
“We must stop reacting and plan. Let us take for example fertilizer, if there were companies that will go into doing organic waste it will help so when this crisis comes, we are prepared.”
Panelists on the forum explored the various components of the agribusiness ecosystem, and what stakeholders can learn to maximise their advantage.
The discussion was on the theme, ‘Rediscovering the agribusiness goldmine’, and will be live on Citi TV and on the station’s social media platforms.
The Citi Business Festival is an extensive program of business events and on-air activities providing inspiration, business ideas, and information to persons who are starting, building, or growing their businesses.
ABSA Bank is the main sponsor of the Citi Business Festival 2022 and supported by MTN Momo and MTN Business, IT Consortium and the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) and GIRSAL.