The Beige Foundation, the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of the Beige Group, in collaboration with Africa Lead has organised a free 5-day training bootcamp for agricultural entrepreneurs (agripreneurs) at the Oak Plaza hotel, Accra.
Dubbed the “Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship Development Bootcamp 2017”, the program aim to support youth, women, and entrepreneurs to startup and expand agribusinesses along profitable value chains.
Participants were selected on the strength of their applications and potential to successfully manage agribusinesses based on an earlier launched Call for Applications.
Some of the participants were involved in on-farm and off-farm related agricultural activities whiles others have ideas to setup agricultural enterprises. Other trainees simply had passion for agriculture in Ghana and hope to gain relevant sector knowledge.
Speaking to Agricinghana Media, Akosua Adayi, Director of the Beige Foundation stated that the need to bridge the widening skills and knowledge gap among agripreneurs in identifying, starting, and managing successful agribusinesses is a focus of her organisation, thus the collaboration with Africa Lead for the bootcamp.
Trainees were taken through market research, business plan development, financial management, and professional record keeping. In addition, practical sessions in developing elevator pitches, value chain identification and expansion were delved into to expose trainees to agricultural innovations, market dynamics and robust revenue model design. Subject-matter experts facilitated the training activities.
Certificates were awarded to all participants.
About The Beige Foundation
The BEIGE Foundation (TBF) is the Social Responsibility arm of The BEIGE Group, a Financial Services Provider. TBF was birthed in 2010 with the sole objective of providing care and support for the youth as well as vulnerable children. TBF does this through the implementation of a variety of programmes that advance the Foundation’s ideals which include youth development and excellence.
About Africa Lead
Africa Lead is Feed the Future’s primary capacity building program in sub Saharan Africa. Feed the Future (FTF) is the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative. The Africa Lead program works to help realize FTF’s and the African Union’s Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP) goals of reduced hunger and poverty by building the capacity of champions, institutions and stakeholders to develop, lead and manage the structures needed for African-led agriculture transformation and food security.
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