Beige Foundation Expands Knowledge Bank of Young Agribusiness Entrepreneurs

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.

Facilitators at the Bootcamp

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.

A session of the participants

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.

Ongoing training session

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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  2 comments for “Beige Foundation Expands Knowledge Bank of Young Agribusiness Entrepreneurs

  1. Joseph Kwesi Sarpong
    October 9, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    Congratulations for organizing this capacity build program for young agriprenuers. Can this capacity building to extended to learners in the agricultural institution of MOFA to augment what they are taught

    • Agricinghana Media
      October 9, 2017 at 4:41 pm

      The Beige Foundation intends to scale these activities in the agricultural sector in Ghana. Subscribe to blog posts on Agricinghana Media to get future updates.

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