Category: Youth in Agriculture

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 →

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 →

Press Release: Improving Approaches to Mainstreaming Gender in Ghana’s Youth Policy and Youth in Agriculture Programme

Press Release August 16, 2016 Improving Approaches to Mainstreaming Gender in Ghana’s Youth Policy and Youth in Agriculture Programme Accra, Ghana—Syecomp Ghana Limited, a private agricultural research company and Federation of Young Farmers’ Ghana launched a position paper on mainstreaming youth in agriculture on Tuesday, August 16 at the Kempinski Hotel. At the launch, Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture,… Read more →

Inclusive Agricultural Financing in Ghana

    According to Ghana’s Medium Term Agricultural Sector Investment Programme (METASIP), 2011 to 2015 (and updated plan 2016-2020) the Government of Ghana is aiming to generate three billion euros from the export of non-traditional products by 2017. There is also increasing demand for non-traditional commodities-fruits and vegetables from Ghana to the European Union (EU) and United States’ markets. These… Read more →

USAID Ghana helps Improve Integration of Youth in Agriculture in Ghana

In a quest to effectively improve youth development in Ghana,USAID (Feed the Future), through the Agricultural Policy Support Programme (APSP) has provided support to a Ghanaian Agricultural Research and geospatial mapping company, Syecomp Ghana Ltd, to implement an advocacy initiative on youth in Agriculture. The research and advocacy activity is geared towards having a dialogue, discussing, debating and contextualising issues with… Read more →