The Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of the Shamfield Ventures and Exports emerged as the winner of the Best Agricultural Entrepreneur award at the just ended 40 under Forty Achievers Awards at Kempinski Gold Coast Hotel in Accra.
40 under Forty is an initiative from Xodus Communications Limited which seeks to identify, honor and celebrate a cross-section of the nation’s most influential and accomplished young business leaders under the age of forty from a wide range of industries.
This prestigious award is a recognition of his dedication and commitment in building the Agricultural business as well as being a highly respected company advocating for best business practices in the industry.
Speaking to the media after receiving the awards, Isaac Kofi Nketiah expressed gratitude to the award board and clients for pushing the company to this end.
“I am extremely grateful first of all to God for his immense love. I also couldn’t have come this far without the help of my co-founder who’s hard-work and skills have kept the company moving. I will also use this opportunity to thank our customers and all who work with us at different levels. This is just the beginning of many good days as we continually build the agriculture industry”
Isaac Kofi Nketiah took the opportunity to call on the government to invest more into the Agricultural industry to make it more attractive for the youth to venture as Agric is the backbone of the country’s economy.
Ghana’s agriculture sector was valued at $12.1 billion by the World Bank Group in 2019 thus this sector contributes to about 45% of the country’s total labor force. This is huge and requires even more attention as the nation develops.
Shamfiel Ventures has over 20 plus acres of pineapple plantations, owns a pineapple export license (SPEG) which only 26 companies in Ghana are privileged to have.
They export pineapple to Dubai, Bahrain, and Jordan and will be penetrating the European market soon.
The company looks forward to better greener days as we contribute our quota to the nation’s building.
Source: Ghana Web