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…

Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) in Ghana

It is important for farmers in Ghana to adopt Good Agricultural Practices to increase their productivity, in this way enhancing their competitiveness in the value chain. Implementing GAP in agriculture should not be an end in itself but should be followed up with Farmer Business School in which the producers are trained to understand the…

Learning Note 1: Assumptions for Targeted Constituents

It is a truism that most agricultural development projects in Ghana seem to undertake their projects with less inclusion of their targets. Nothwithstanding their well drafted project foci which aim at bottom-up participatory approaches, most do otherwise during implementation. At Syecomp Ltd, we are striving not to go in same fashion. Our unique position as a…