The 2020 edition of Miss Agriculture Ghana was launched in Accra by CASA de Ropa on Friday June 26, 2020.
The event, which attracted various stakeholders in the agricultural sector in Ghana and globally, outdoored nine beautiful young women with various projects of interest in agriculture.
Miss Agriculture Ghana since its inception in 2017, seeks to groom young women in various fields along the sector’s value chain, to take up Agriculture like any other profitable venture or as an alternative venture.
The project is organised yearly by the Uniting Women for Agricultural Development (UWAD) Foundation in partnership with the Women in Agricultural Development Directorate (WIAD) under the Ministry of Food and Agriculture.
The Launch which was organised under strict adherence to the COVID-19 protocols was chaired by the President of the Casa de Ropa Foundation and the Director of the Women in Agricultural Development Directorate (WIAD) under the Ministry of Food and Agriculture.
The Founder of Miss Agriculture Ghana, Oheneba Akosua Kyerewaa expressed her gratitude to sponsors and stakeholders who have supported the journey so far. She added that the 2020 contestants will be embarking on various industrial trips to shape their thinking, as they gather some field experience on what others are doing in support of the sector.
Contestants will also have various training sessions from farm to production, organised by Casa de Ropa to equip them with lifetime skills which they will replicate in their various communities, to reach out to other young women and serve as a source of additional income for such women and their family at large.
The 2020 contestants had the opportunity to share their projects and why they deserve to be crowned Miss Agriculture Ghana 2020. The process was carefully monitored by the 2020 judges as well as winners of the 2018 and 2019 editions.
The Director of WIAD, Paulina Addy, expressed appreciation to Casa de Ropa for its immense support and also encouraged other stakeholders to join in the promotion of young women in Agriculture.
She also encouraged the contestants to strive for excellence in the competition and never give up on their various projects even if they emerge winners or not.
The third edition of Miss Agriculture Ghana was officially launched with a cake cutting session with the contestants by the President of the Casa de Ropa Foundation and Director of WIAD, Dr. Carthy Dawson Amoah.
Guests who attended the event were all refreshed with products made from the Orange Flesh Sweet Potato by Casa de Ropa.
Miss Agriculture Ghana 2020 is sponsored by Casa de Ropa and supported by Blueskies Ghana, Bel-Aqua drinking water, Food Factory Limited, Goat Masters, Lola’s Locks and Braiding Center, Loveforscience.com and powered by MediaBillo.