Call for Applications: A One Year Comprehensive and Practical Agricultural Training Program

Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Enterprise Development Centre (SAREDEC)

Sustainable Development of Enterprises in Agriculture: A one year comprehensive & practical training program

Invites prospective and practicing small-scale farmers to apply for the 2018 12-month training programme in sustainable agriculture.

The training is essentially experiential and hands-on designed to empower young and energetic Ghanaians to pursue farming as a business to enhance the growth of the food industry while protecting the environment.

This training is intended to sensitize and assist youth and women, especially those in or from the rural areas or farming communities, to adopt agriculture as viable and dignified occupation.

They will be given appropriate and relevant training in:

¬ Plant production

¬ Animal production

In addition to these training schedules, they will be taught basic skills in:

¬ Accounting,

¬ Business Economics and

¬ Marketing including cooperative studies.

Equally relevant to their training programme is the acquisition of:

¬ Basic Technical Skills in carpentry (construction works) and metalwork

¬ Principles of diesel and other simple engines. 

Besides, short and specialised training will be given to farmers and other interested individuals in the areas of bee-keeping mushroom, snail, rabbit production etc.

After their training session the participants will be assisted to set up fairly mechanised farms, initially as partners and subsequently as individuals. They will, alternatively, on completion be employed to work on various farming projects so as to gain adequate experience.

Opportunities will be created for further training (specialization). Farming establishments and activities of the graduates will be closely monitored so that proper direction and guidance can be given for a period of time.

To ensure that there is a sustainable production capacity; two units will be set up, an Input Supply Unit and a Marketing Unit. The input supply unit will make sure that farmers (members) will receive adequate input supply at every given time. The marketing unit, besides its core function of purchasing produce from farmers, will also be involved in storage, packaging, distribution and redistribution to various markets.

Aims and objectives:

The over–riding objective of the project is to train young men and women who will be dedicated to Agricultural activities, which will in turn help sustain and maintain adequate food production and food security for the nation.

It will also help in creation of jobs and sustain the production and supply of raw materials for industrial development and growth.

In addition, the project intends to contribute to the provision of adequate quality food at reasonable and affordable prices so as to ensure proper nutritional balance for the population.

About Us

Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Enterprise Development Centre (SAREDEC) is an organization that is determined to contribute to national food security by creating suitable environment that will support the development of an enduring production machinery. It is also intended to secure adequate supply of raw materials to support specific agro processing industries.

Our Mission

The ultimate mission for this project is to become a leading Training Centre in Agriculture and Rural Enterprise Development and a Production Unit of high quality produce. This will be accomplished by providing unrivalled quality training in the production skills and other relevant services in the industry.

Vision

To be a leading centre of excellence for the development of sustainable agriculture and rural enterprises.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

¬ Age preferably 18-45 years

¬ Should have farming background or proven interest in agriculture

¬ Be physically able

¬ Be prepared to return to or begin farming upon completion of the training

¬ Female applicants are encouraged to apply

OPPORTUNITIES

¬ Paid allowance whiles in training

¬ Secured employment after the training

¬ Provision of adequate startup inputs for an economically viable venture i.e in poultry, piggery, rabbitry, mushroom, bee-keeping, crop protection, etc

¬ Membership of an input supply unit that will make inputs available at reasonable prices

¬ Membership of a marketing unit that will supply you with a ready market for your produce

 

TRAINING CENTRE

Kumasi Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Kumasi/ Professional Farmers’ College, Sekyere, Eastern Region

HOW TO APPLY

Complete the online Application form: HERE [ click on the link to open the form]

Along with the application form please include: Mobile Money transfer number/Payment Reference Number of GHS60 paid to: 024 324 5102 or 027 378 0254).

Further enquiries,

Call: 024 324 5102

Email: sapcasmed@outlook.com

This is a project developed in collaboration with

Kumasi Institute of Tropical Agriculture (KITA), Kumasi;

Centre for Agribusiness and Small Agribusiness Development (CASMED), Accra;

Institute for Sustainable Energy and Environmental Solutions (ISEES), Accra; and

Professional Farmers’ College (PROFACO), Sekyere

 

Supported by: Agricinghana Media


Get your agricultural content reviewed and published by a trusted Agricultural Media organisation with the largest online coverage in Ghana. Connect with us via our AgPress® Newswire channel!

Email: Editor@agricinghana.com

Advertise: Adverts@agricinghana.com

Farmer Helpline: 0500000996

  8 comments for “Call for Applications: A One Year Comprehensive and Practical Agricultural Training Program

  1. Ibrahim Abdul Basit
    June 3, 2018 at 9:41 am

    Will there be accommodation for candidates during the training.?
    If yes, is it going to be paid by the candidates or by the organization?
    Also, will there be provision of certificate or just the training alone?

    • Agricinghana Media
      June 4, 2018 at 12:55 am

      Yes. There will be accommodation over the duration of the training program.

  2. Eric Kwaku Agbeviade
    June 10, 2018 at 10:58 pm

    this is a wonderful program.God bless you.plesse when is the start date.

    • Agricinghana Media
      June 11, 2018 at 4:55 am

      Hi Eric, the proposed start date is September. Regards

  3. BB Awaitey
    June 16, 2018 at 8:25 am

    Is there a deadline for the application?

    • Agricinghana Media
      June 18, 2018 at 3:14 am

      September, 2018

  4. Awudu Rufai
    June 22, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    Please is there feeding support for participants

    • Agricinghana Media
      June 22, 2018 at 9:02 pm

      Yes. Lodging and food is provided.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *