Category: Research

Call for Investors (CfI) in an Agribusiness Venture_Ghana

A new agribusiness venture without a proven business case but having a HUGE market potential with relevant literature requires an investment of 4,500 Ghana Cedis (~$1000) repayable after 4 months with 37 per cent interest. An initial documented investment of 20,250 Ghana Cedis ($4500) has already been made in the venture. Interested in establishing a mutually-beneficial partnership with the venture?… Read more →

Call for Data Capture Assistants: Ghana Census of Agriculture (GCA)

Ghana Census of Agriculture (GCA) Ghana Statistical Service Ministry of Food and Agriculture Job Opportunity: Data Collection Assistants The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) is in the process of conducting the Ghana Census of Agriculture (GCA) 2016-2019 The Census of Agriculture is a statistical operation that covers the country and allows… Read more →

Market-oriented Agricultural Value Chains: Constraints and Opportunities

Agricultural value chain refers to all the steps that a product takes, from its point of origin  to the consumer. Improving conditions along the whole chain stimulates the youth to become entrepreneurial and develop consistent income streams. Agricultural value chain development is about linking farmers to people who can process, package, market and eventually buy the food they produce. Establishing… Read more →

E-agriculture Strategy Guide From the FAO and ITU

E-agriculture is about designing, developing and applying innovative ways to use ICTs in the rural domain, with a primary focus on agriculture. E-agriculture offers a wide range of solutions to some agricultural challenge and holds great potential in promoting sustainable agriculture while protecting the environment and finding an effective way to feed the world’s population. Setting in place a national… Read more →

Youth Agribusiness Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Ghana

The need for SME and entrepreneurship development is especially relevant in the globalised world we live in. It is however a dire situation in emerging economies, where young and expanding populations require the creation of more and better jobs and where economic diversification and increased competitiveness require enterprise development. Events in the past half decade inform us that to achieve… Read more →

Creative Potentials of Youth in Exploring Agribusiness Opportunities in Ghana

Agribusiness remains the main entry point for young people into Ghana’s agriculture sector. It could significantly reduce youth unemployment which is approximated at 40%, especially in rural areas. The major challenge to establishing an agribusiness enterprise in Ghana, however, remains the lack of skills, access to capital, land, inputs, and other productive resources, and the unfavourable policy environment. Even with… Read more →

Call for Proposals: The Matasa Fellows Network

Application deadline: May 16, 2016 Small grants available for early-career African nationals to produce papers on youth employment and entrepreneurship issues. The MasterCard Foundation and the Institute for Development Studies at Sussex University are calling for proposals for the Matasa Fellows Network. Over the coming year, 10 fellows will produce research papers focused on the broad subject of youth employment and… Read more →

Short Training Courses by CSIR-CRI, Ghana

The CSIR-Crops Research Institute, one of the 13 Institutes of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research announces a series of short-term training courses which can be freely accessed through its website www.cropsresearch.org. The Institute’s mission is to develop and disseminate demand-driven technologies and build capacity for sustainable food and industrial crops productivity to enhance livelihoods. The Institute has highly… Read more →

Calls for Grants Q2-GhanaVeg

GhanaVeg has announced its new calls for grants for the Business Opportunities Fund (BO) and Research and Development Innovation Fund (R&D). The Calls are collectively aimed at supporting a sector-wide development of Ghana’s vegetable sector. The themes being considered under BO are Private Extension, Vegetable Value Chain Integration and Innovative Irrigation. These themes would be co-funded to a tune of… Read more →

Zika Virus (ZIKV)

Question: What is Zika? Answer: Zika is a virus spread to humans by Aedes mosquitoes, the same mosquitoes that spread dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever Symptoms About 1 in 5 people infected with Zika virus become ill (i.e., develop Zika). The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, or conjunctivitis (red eyes). Other common symptoms include muscle pain… Read more →