IMF Mission Reaches Staff-Level Agreement with Ghana on an Extended Credit Facility Arrangement

A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Joel Toujas-Bernaté, visited Accra during February 19−26, 2015 to discuss the authorities’ economic and financial program and possible financial support by the IMF. The mission reached staff-level agreement with the authorities, subject to approval by IMF Management and the Executive Board, on an economic program…

Embarking on an Agribusiness Entrepreneurial Journey in Ghana? Explore these Value Chain Opportunities

I’ve received several requests from fellow young persons with regards which commodity value chains to explore in Ghana when deciding to embark on their agribusiness entrepreneurial journeys. In this post I’ve provided a brief overview of six value chains with potential for expansion, rural poverty reduction, and job creation. The brief covers cassava (gari), maize,…

Skills Training and Innovative Financing for Young Rural Agribusiness Entrepreneurs in Africa

Entrepreneurship has become a catch-phrase. It needs lot more focus, an effectively steered supportive framework and lots of financial investments especially in sub-saharan Africa. Entrepreneurial challenges are well known, but governments and their development partners’ commitment and pragmatic will to address the teething issues has always been very limited. The need for SME and entrepreneurship development…

Youth in Agriculture: for business, not for food

With the rising youth unemployment in Africa, young Ghanaians could find opportunities in the agricultural sector as entrepreneurs; but they lack the means and the space to do so. The perception of agriculture as a mere farming for food needs to change to viewing agriculture as viable businesses within its value chains. This was the…

Participatory Youth Workshop in Ghana

As part of activities to engage urban and rural youth in climate-smart agriculture and orient youth in market-driven value chain opportunities in Ghana, the Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN), Ghana and the African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC), Ghana are organizing a one-day participatory youth workshop in Accra on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at…

AgriHub Ghana Knowledge Space- Welcoming Open Visits

AgriHub Ghana Knowledge Space, the premier agribusiness incubator and knowledge environment in Ghana opens its doors for visitors. Intended to also serve as a co-working space for agribusiness entrepreneurs and as a youth business incubator, it is sited in the country’s capital, Accra, and managed by Syecomp Ltd, a Geospatial Survey & Mapping, and Agricultural…

CTA Youth Call for Proposals: Advancing youth agricultural entrepreneurship and ICT innovations to boost climate-resilient food value chains

Objective The objective of this grant is to advance agricultural entrepreneurship and ICT innovations by young people. It responds to the strategic need to strengthen the involvement of youth in agriculture. It will support youth capacity building and entrepreneurship in ICT for agriculture (ICT4Ag) and promote youth employment opportunities. The call for proposals builds on…