Audion for selection of contestants for this year’s edition of the Miss Agriculture Ghana Project Pageant came off at the Casa De Ropa inside East Legon on Saturday, July 10th, 2021.
This year’s edition is organized under the auspices of the Chamber of Women in Agribusiness (CHAWA) and under the theme ‘Miss Agriculture Ghana: Beauty with Purpose, the female Agriculturist’. Miss Agriculture Ghana seeks to equip the beauty queens through Advocacy, Training, Mentoring, Networking, and Resources; these are made possible via a strategic synergy with the UWAD Foundation and its local and international partners.
The pageant is open to ladies within 18 to 30years with innovative projects or ideas that can create jobs and encourage women participation in agriculture are presented with this unique opportunity.
Miss Agriculture is celebrating women in Agriculture creating the right network, mentorship, and capacity building through innovative means to equip them to administer economically viable agribusiness projects.
in an interaction with the contestants, the Project Manager for Miss Agriculture Ghana 2021, Oheneba Akosua Kyerewaa stated that apart from being driven by the passion for Agriculture, the Queen should be eloquent and should have in-depth knowledge about their project as well as being able to articulate it.
“This is the opportunity to tell the judges about your innovative project that can contribute to the development of the agricultural sector and increase employment for other women”. She added.
Appearing in black jeans trousers, the various contestants, one after the other, took their turn to make brief presentations about the Agricultural project they intend to embark on should they be given the opportunity. They also answered various questions related to the agricultural sector from the panel of Judges.
The Judges included Mr. Alistair Djimatey, Public Affairs Manager at Blue Skies Ghana, Mrs. Abena Azu, Rep. from WIAD, Mr. Dennis Baffour-Awuah, Exec. Director – Love for Science among others.
At the end of the program, 12 ladies namely Claudia, Charity, Rhoda, Rendy, Jessica, Hannah, Bridget, Stephanie, Janet, Emmanuela, Eunice, and Deborah were selected to partake in the final competition which is expected to end in September 2021.
At stake for the winner is a cash prize of ¢5,000 and representing her brand at the National Farmers Day celebration event.
Since its inception, Miss Agriculture Ghana has produced winners including Patience Okpati, Leticia Maame Nuamah, AND Perfect Naa Liz Sackitey.