US$113m Agricultural Development Project Launched

A US$113million Ghana Agricultural Sector Investment Programme (GASIP) to promote and scale-up agricultural value chains in the country has been launched in Tamale. The six-year project funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) – a United Nations Specialised Agency – and implemented by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) is aimed at supporting infrastructure development, technology transfer,… Read more →

IFAD grant of US$1.95million to create opportunities for rural youth in West and Central Africa

Investing in rural youth is critical if they are to stay in rural areas and contribute to their development. Rome, 26 February 2014 – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will provide a grant of US$1.95 million to the Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development (CEED) to support creating opportunities for rural youth in West and Central Africa, beginning… 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 →

Improving Rural Youth Livelihoods-Why it should be a priority

The Strategy and Knowledge Management Department of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is pleased to announce an event on ‘Improving rural youth livelihoods – why should it be a priority?’ to be held at Oval Room on the 13th of June 2013, from 14:30 to 16:00 hrs. You are cordially invited to participate in the event and enrich… Read more →

Regional Workshop on “Engaging Youth in the Implementation Phase of the CAADP Transformation Agenda – KIS” in Accra, Ghana!

The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) is organising a Regional Workshop on “Engaging Youth in the Implementation Phase of the CAADP Transformation Agenda – KIS” on 9-10 May 2013 at the FARA Headquarters in Accra, Ghana. The meeting will look at the entire CAADP country and regional policy processes, and identify innovative approaches for making job creation for… Read more →

International Youth Day 2012: Asserting our will to strengthen partnership among Youth for agricultural development

By Marina This joint statement on the occasion of International Youth Day, 12 August, comes from a group of youth networks involved in rural and agricultural development with the support of the following organizations FAO, IFAD, WFP, CTA. “Building a Better World: Partnering with Youth” – the theme of International Youth Day 2012 – is a perfect expression of our… Read more →

Youth unemployment in Africa – enhancing appropriate skills and job creation!

By Marina Cherbonnier (@marinadev) I was invited by GYIN (Global Youth Innovation Network) to attend – on behalf of YPARD – the presentation of the African Economic Outlook 2012 focusing on Youth Employment, at IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development), on Friday 8 June 2012. The presentation included a short macro-economic overview and a discussion on youth employment enhancement. This… Read more →

Brief Report On The First Strategic Physical Meeting Of GYIN- GHANA Team Leads Held At The Maquis Tante Marie Restaurant, Labone-Accra

DATE HELD: 8TH JULY, 2012 TIME: 1630 to 1930 GMT PHYSICAL PRESENCE: 6 [2 FEMALES, 4 MALES) VIA SKYPE: 3 [3 FEMALES] UNAVAILABLE: 5 Our strategic meeting was to enable us discuss, review, consolidate and adopt the proposed National Action plans drafted for GYIN Ghana Operations with reference to our Short-term implementation framework. The meeting came off effectively including skype… Read more →

Young People, Farming, & Food Conference

An international conference on the future of the agrifood sector in Africa-19-21 March 2012 – Accra, Ghana This conference, co-hosted by the Future Agricultures Consortium and the Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research (ISSER), will critically examine: 1. How young people engage with the agri-food sector in Africa as producers, entrepreneurs, employees, consumers and citizens 2. Changes in the… Read more →