Category: Youth in Agriculture

Call for Applications: Agribusiness Training Opportunity for Ghanaian Youth in Vegetable Production under GreenHouse

Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) Admission of Candidates to Three-month Intensive Training in Vegetable Production under GreenHouse and Irrigation Technology at Dawhenya Irrigation Scheme (GreenHouse and Capacity Building and Training Centre) The Government of Ghana through the Ministry of Food and Agriculture has secured funding for the training of the youth in the use of green (net) houses in… Read more →

Youth Exploring Warehouse Receipt Financing and Market Potentials in Ghana

Financing solutions tailored to specific parts of the value chain are vital to improve farmers’ access to finance. Warehouse receipt financing provides one such tool. It enables the post-harvest part of the chain to work more efficiently, while farmers who can access warehouse receipt finance have more flexibility in the timing of their sales. Farmers in Ghana face significant obstacles… Read more →

Technical Constraints in the National Youth Policy for Inclusive Participation of Youth in Agriculture

Government of Ghana in pursuance of its investment in the youth launched the National Youth Policy in August 2010 on the theme, “Towards an Empowered Youth, Impacting positively on national development.’’ A lot of significant milestones including the ratification of the African Youth Charter as well as the acceptance of the incorporation of a ‘’youth clause’’ into the national constitution… Read more →

Promising Strategies to Address the Localised Needs of Rural Young Female Farmers

Reducing the challenges for youth especially young women farmers will require a need for further investment in the agriculture sector to allow them to take advantage of the new and emerging market structures and to have access to the latest in agricultural technology and livestock production systems. Women are the most important actors in the agricultural value chain which begins… Read more →

Gender-Adaption Responses to Food Security in Ghana: Improving the Qualitative Approach

Gender is an important dimension of poverty in Ghana. Relative to their male counterparts, young women farmers face significant constraints that undermine their capacity to effectively engage in productive activities. These constraints run the gamut from unequal access to land, credit, inputs, technologies, extension services to relevant agricultural information farmers need to make critical market decisions. It is therefore important… 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 →

Agriculture can solve graduate unemployment

Graduates taking part in the Kosmos Innovation Centre (KIC) project aimed at forming partnerships to tackle challenges in the agricultural sector of the country have vowed not to abandon their entrepreneurial projects even if they do not win the ultimate grant to operationalise their proposals. After months of going through stages of the AgriTech challenge, in addition to business capacity… Read more →

Climate Smart Agriculture: Constraints and Opportunities

Climate change poses drastic risks to every facet of our lives, from diminishing water availability, higher temperatures, changing precipitation patterns, rising sea levels, ocean acidification, and more frequent extreme weather events. Populations in the developing world, which are already vulnerable and food insecure, are likely to be the most seriously affected by the impacts of climate change. Nearly half of… Read more →