Category: Youth in Agriculture

3rd Edition of Miss Agriculture Ghana is Launched

The 3rd edition of Miss Agriculture Ghana was Saturday September 7 launched at the Empire State hotel bringing twenty (20) brilliant women with different agriculture backgrounds from the South to the North of the country together for this year’s contest. Madam Paulina Addy, Director at Women in Agricultural Development (WIAD) Department of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture commended the… Read more →

Snail farming in Ghana: Aren’t you interested?

Snail farming is a very lucrative business which requires very little capital to start. I encourage all students, unemployed graduates, graduates serving their National Service, bored aged and everyone who yearns for a supplementary income to venture into snail farming. One can start snail farming in Ghana with as low as 500 Ghana Cedis initial capital. Averagely snails lay eggs… Read more →

Invitation for Expression of Interest by Young Persons: Commercial Forest Plantations

The Forest Plantation Development Fund Act, 2000 (Act 583) established the Forest Development Fund Management Board with functions which include among others: ¬ Sourcing and administration of funds to facilitate timber plantation establishment ¬ Promoting feasible schemes that supports forest plantation establishment,and ¬ Providing incentives for plantation forestry development in Ghana In its quest to achieve its mandate, the Forest… Read more →

2nd AG-STUD Africa Boot Camp Slated for Feb 21, 2019

The second edition of the Agricultural Students Career Guidance and Mentorship Dialogue Boot Camp (AG-STUD Africa 2019) is scheduled to come off on Thursday February 21, 2019 – Saturday, February 23, 2019. Under the theme, “Growing Futures: Enabling the Agri Youth”, the three (3) day event is aimed at developing the expertise of agric students and beginner agribusinesses by appraising… Read more →

Reorienting Agriculture in Ghana: Miss Agriculture Ghana

Auditions for the first Agro beauty pageant in Ghana, Miss Agriculture Ghana is scheduled for Saturday, 11th of August 2018 at the Resource Center of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), Accra. Miss Agriculture Ghana is an initiative of the Uniting Women for Agricultural Development (UWAD) Foundation in collaboration with the Women in Agricultural Development (WIAD) Under the Ministry… Read more →

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 →

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 →

Ghanaian Agribusinesses Network at Cocktail Party

Close to 70 representatives of agribusinesses in Ghana and invited corporate institutions came together for an evening networking cocktail party on Saturday October 28, 2017. The Agribusiness representatives were made up of mostly young professionals, Agtech and Fintech start-up founders, crop farmers, livestock farmers, poultry farmers, fish farmers, and several C-Level corporate executives in Ghana. The Agribusiness networking cocktail had… Read more →

Beige Foundation Expands Knowledge Bank of Young Agribusiness Entrepreneurs

The Beige Foundation, the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of the Beige Group, in collaboration with Africa Lead has organised a free 5-day training bootcamp for agricultural entrepreneurs (agripreneurs) at the Oak Plaza hotel, Accra. Dubbed the “Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship Development Bootcamp 2017”, the program aim to support  youth, women, and entrepreneurs to startup and expand agribusinesses along profitable value chains.… Read more →

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 →