Category: Young Entrepreneurs

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… Read more →

MBC Africa Business Clinic Applications Open

     BUSINESS CLINIC Strengthening Capacities of Small and Medium-scale Enterprises   WHO ARE WE? Mobile Business Clinic Africa (MBC Africa) began in 2013 as a collaborative initiative between the Lundin Foundation, Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Canada and Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) through the West Africa Technical Assistance Facility (WATAF). We began our first training for small and medium-scale enterprises… Read more →

Managing Cassava Diseases, Pests and Nutritional Disorders!

Are you a Cassava farmer? Are you having difficulty managing pests, diseases and the like? International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT45), CTA & CLAYUCA (Support Cassava Research and Development) have created a comprehensive Practical Handbook for Managing Cassava Diseases, Pests and Nutritional Disorders!   This handbook provides detailed information on the economic importance, biology, habits and nomenclature of insects. It… Read more →

Cassava: Production & Processing

Have you taken interest in the production and processing of Cassava? This can be an additional revenue source as selling refined products often earns greater revenue than raw products. If you are considering beginning production and processing of your raw cassava start by reading: Cassava production and processing a publication by Engineers Without Borders, Cameroon (ISF Cameroon) and The Technical… Read more →

MBC Africa: Enabling Environment for Agribusinesses

Who is MBC Africa? MBC Africa provides an enabling environment for agribusinesses in Africa by integrating the business services they need to grow onto one single platform. MBC Africa’s role is to identify, nurture and develop a critical mass of viable growth-oriented agribusinesses as a pipeline for sustainable and impactful investment in selected African economies; Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire and Mali.… Read more →

MasterCard Foundation supporting Youth Initiatives in Ghana

Global Communities, Solidaridad, and Participatory Development Associates (PDA) announced their partnership today with The MasterCard Foundation on an innovative employment initiative called “Youth Forward” for Ghana. The program assists economically disadvantaged young people to overcome barriers such as lack of formal employment, low levels of education, skills mismatches, and lack of access to credit by improving their ability to find… Read more →

Industry-Relevant Technical and Vocational Education for Ghanaian Youth to Improve Agricultural Productivity

The promotion of education, training and decent work to address the increasing unemployment among Ghanaian youth is very much on the radar of development agencies, the Government of Ghana and educational institutions. Relevant training and employment needs and opportunities, which can improve on, and off-farm income generation for young women and men is essential to addressing the knowledge and skills… Read more →

Young Entrepreneurs Compete for Seed Funding to Revolutionise Agriculture

Twenty young entrepreneurs in five teams have moved to the next stage of the Kosmos Innovation Centre’s (KIC) AgriTech Challenge 2016, a formal competition in which invited young business leaders are tasked to use innovation to develop commercial solutions to challenges within agriculture. The latest culling of competitors comes after the most recent round of business presentation which resulted in… 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 →

Youth Agribusiness, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship Summit on Innovation (YALESI 2016)

Youth employment and hunger are two key issues that have been impacted by the economic crisis. This is particularly true for youth living in developing countries, representing 85% of the world youth. In an attempt to address these issues, the Global Youth Innovation Network, GYIN, has initiated its second Global Youth Summit called the 2016 Youth Agribusiness, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship… Read more →

Skills Training and Innovative Financing for Young Rural Agribusiness Entrepreneurs in Africa

Entrepreneurship has become a catch-phrase. It needs lot more focus, an effectively steered supportive framework and lots of financial investments especially in sub-saharan Africa. Entrepreneurial challenges are well known, but governments and their development partners’ commitment and pragmatic will to address the teething issues has always been very limited. The need for SME and entrepreneurship development is especially relevant in Africa,… Read more →

Youth in Agriculture: for business, not for food

With the rising youth unemployment in Africa, young Ghanaians could find opportunities in the agricultural sector as entrepreneurs; but they lack the means and the space to do so. The perception of agriculture as a mere farming for food needs to change to viewing agriculture as viable businesses within its value chains. This was the outcome of a one day… Read more →

CTA Youth Call for Proposals: Advancing youth agricultural entrepreneurship and ICT innovations to boost climate-resilient food value chains

Objective The objective of this grant is to advance agricultural entrepreneurship and ICT innovations by young people. It responds to the strategic need to strengthen the involvement of youth in agriculture. It will support youth capacity building and entrepreneurship in ICT for agriculture (ICT4Ag) and promote youth employment opportunities. The call for proposals builds on various activities that CTA has… Read more →

2014 –> Wish to be an Agricultural Entrepreneur?

1. Are you self-motivated? 2. Can you plan and be well organized? 3. Are you goal-oriented? 4. Do you have problem solving skills? 5. Can you handle pressure? 6. Do you have a vision? 7. Do you have a business idea? 8. Are you passionate about your product or service? 9. Did you check if there is a market for… Read more →