Establishment of Agricultural Mechanisation Training Centre (EAMTC) Project-Ghana

MINISTRY OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE (MoFA)

AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING SERVICES DIRECTORATE (AESD)

ESTABLISHMENT OF AGRICULTURAL MECHANISATION TRAINING CENTRE (EAMTC) PROJECT”

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture, MoFA through the Agricultural Engineering Services Directorate (AESD), in collaboration with the Human Resource Development and Management Directorate (HRDMD), has established two Agricultural Mechanisation Training Centres at Adidome and Wenchi Farm Institutes with funding support from the Government of Japan under the project “Establishment of Agricultural Mechanisation Training Centre (EAMTC) Project”.

This project seeks to build appropriate human and institutional resource capacities to effectively manage agricultural machinery/equipment for enhanced agriculture productivity in Ghana.

The project targets Agricultural Machinery Operators/Farmers by equipping them with the requisite skills and knowledge upgrade to obviate the frequent breakdown and lengthy downtime of tractors and accessories primarily due to incorrect care and handling of the equipment. The training centres have been fully stocked with range of agricultural machinery as training materials for training purposes.

Training areas shall include the following:

1 Land Preparation Proper handling of Tractor, Power Tiller, Plough, Harrow and Rotovator
2 Seeding Proper handling of Tractor and Mechanical Planter
3 Crop Management Proper handling of Tractor and Boom Sprayer
4 Harvesting Proper handling of Tractor, Combine Harvester and Reaper
5 Primary Processing Proper handling of Tractor, Multicrop Thresher and Maize Sheller

Note that, the training, lodging and feeding are all free.

Interested tractor operators and farmers who are involved in handling agricultural machinery/equipment are requested to apply to attend any of the training programs through the Regional and District MoFA Departments to The Director, Agricultural Engineering Services Directorate, MoFA, Accra or to submit their details to the Heads, Wenchi and Adidome Farm Institutes.

Below is the detail schedule of training for the rest of year 2017 at the two Mechanisation Training Centres:

SN ACTIVITIES TRAINING AREA EXPECTED PARTICIPANTS PARTICIPANTS DATE CENTRE
1 TRAINING Land Preparation 50 Tractor Operators 24th-30th July, 2017 Adidome
Seeding/Planting
Crop Management
Harvesting
Primary Processing
Farm Management 10 AMSEC Managers/Owners
2 TRAINING Land Preparation 50 Tractor Operators 30th July- 4th August, 2017 Wenchi
Seeding/Planting
Crop Management
Harvesting
Primary Processing
Farm Management 10 AMSEC Managers/Owners
3 TRAINING Land Preparation 50 Tractor Operators 04th-09th Sept. 2017 Adidome
Seeding/Planting
Crop Management
Harvesting
Primary Processing
Farm Management 10 AMSEC Managers/Owners
4 TRAINING Land Preparation 50 Tractor Operators 18th-24th Sept.,2017 Wenchi
Seeding/Planting
Crop Management
Harvesting
Primary Processing
Farm Management 10 AMSEC Managers/Owners
5 TRAINING Land Preparation 50 Tractor Operators 13th-18th Nov., 2017 Adidome
Seeding/Planting
Crop Management
Harvesting
Primary Processing
Farm Management 10 AMSEC Managers/Owners
6 TRAINING Land Preparation 50 Tractor Operators 04th-10th Dec, 2017 Wenchi
Seeding/Planting
Crop Management
Harvesting
Primary Processing
Farm Management 10 AMSEC Managers/Owners

 

For Enquiries, you may contact THE PROJECT COORDINATOR, (EUGENE MOSES ABIO) on 0208953510 or 0302777787/9 for more information.

CHIEF DIRECTOR

MOFA

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  6 comments for “Establishment of Agricultural Mechanisation Training Centre (EAMTC) Project-Ghana

  1. Lukeman Domba
    August 10, 2017 at 7:27 am

    I took a glance through the publication hoping to find anything to improve the livestock industry but have found nothing; I think our engineers and government should start giving equal opportunities for both crop and livestock farming.

    • agricinghana
      August 10, 2017 at 8:44 am

      Hi Lukeman, what are some mechanisation processes in Livestock? Probably MoFA would address your concerns soon

    • Charles
      August 10, 2017 at 8:56 pm

      Am also surprised Ejura Agricultural college was not considered for this project because, the college is the only school that have active mechanization centre operating. Besides, those projects should have been introduce to the Agricultural colleges to equip them in mechanization so that when they come out from college they wouldn’t be a burden to the nation.

      • agricinghana
        August 10, 2017 at 9:59 pm

        Probably in the next phase

  2. Nurudeen Gibriel
    August 10, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    What about fresh graduates who has a back ground of Agricultural Mechanization?
    Is it possible that we also can apply?

    • agricinghana
      August 10, 2017 at 9:58 pm

      You may submit an application for assessment

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