The Miss Agriculture Ghana beauty pageant had its third edition launched on September 7, 2019 at the Empire State Hotel. The event that equips the beauty queens through advocacy, training, mentoring, networking and resources brought together 20 women from diverse agricultural backgrounds across the country to contest this year. The event also saw executives and representatives from Women In Agricultural Development (WIAD), Uniting Women in Agricultural Development Foundation (UWAD), Mobile Business Clinic (MBC) Africa and BlueSkies Ghana Limited.
Miss Agriculture Ghana bases on passion for Agriculture.The pageant admits females aged from 18 to 35 who have innovative ideas that can boost the interest of women in Agriculture and also create jobs.
Madam Paulina Addy , CEO of Women In Agricultural Development (WIAD),at the event, commended the contestants for their willingness to help improve women’s participation in agricultural development. She encouraged women in agriculture to register their farms with the government and see farming as a business. She tasked them to take technology and value addition very serious and promised them the support of WIAD . She went on to say they should take advantage of the Women in Tractor Operation which the Ministry of Food and Agriculture has introduced.
Madam Anna Tenemba Samake, Executive Director of MBC Africa, on her turn advised the women to appreciate marketing in their daily activities. She said women provide essential services when it comes to Agriculture such as value addition and market intelligence but must venture into other value chains which is considered risky and not for women . She called that women rise beyond all the traditional challenges they face as women and go all out to achieve the ultimate.
2018 winner,Miss Afriyie Obeng- Fosu.