Category: Young Entrepreneurs

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 →

Technology Use in Agriculture-GIS/GPS

Geographic Information System (GIS) is a computer based system for collecting, storing, managing, analyzing and presenting geographic information and its associated data. GIS links real-world spatial elements (also known as feature data elements) to a coordinate system. These features can be separated into different map layers for decision–making. Common applications of GIS /GPS include: engineering mapping, automated photogrammetry, cadastral mapping,… Read more →

Ghana Innovation Week Celebration #iWeek13

Ghana is a land rich in minerals and natural resources, but we cannot say the country as a whole has benefited from the “blessing” of the natural sources. Sometimes, we the “countrymen” even forget there are any such things as Gold, Diamond and Oil flowing from the bowels of our motherland. Instead, most young Ghanaians (at least the one’s I… Read more →

UNESCO-UNEVOC virtual conference on youth and skills

This virtual conference will be looking to address the question on how Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) can tackle youth unemployment globally. The 2-week discussion aims to collect knowledge, experiences, innovative ideas and promising practices in TVET which aim specifically at tackling youth unemployment. The discussion will look to identify the factors that promote youth employment, touching upon… Read more →

Spurring Agricultural Growth in Africa in the Next Decade: Rural and Urban Youth Engagement

Boosting African Agriculture Partnership, Investment and Technology with particular concern on narrowing the investment and access to technology gaps that present limitations for young people across the African Continent is of great interest to me. I am very much excited and do applaud some regional and country-level initiatives to support young people to gain employable skills and in addition provide leeway… Read more →

GYIN/Columbia University School of Business Online Youth Entrepreneurship Training Program: In-V-Ent-Ed

<—————————–>               The Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN) and the Columbia University School of Business (CBS) have launched an Online Youth Entrepreneurship Training program called In-V-Ent-Ed. This opportunity is open on a pilot basis for entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs in Ghana, Nigeria and the Gambia. Interested Entrepreneurs and aspiring Entrepreneurs in these countries should download the Application… Read more →