Tag: 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 Agribusiness Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Ghana

The need for SME and entrepreneurship development is especially relevant in the globalised world we live in. It is however a dire situation in emerging economies, where young and expanding populations require the creation of more and better jobs and where economic diversification and increased competitiveness require enterprise development. Events in the past half decade inform us that to achieve… Read more →

Call for Proposals: The Matasa Fellows Network

Application deadline: May 16, 2016 Small grants available for early-career African nationals to produce papers on youth employment and entrepreneurship issues. The MasterCard Foundation and the Institute for Development Studies at Sussex University are calling for proposals for the Matasa Fellows Network. Over the coming year, 10 fellows will produce research papers focused on the broad subject of youth employment and… Read more →

Participatory Youth Workshop in Ghana

As part of activities to engage urban and rural youth in climate-smart agriculture and orient youth in market-driven value chain opportunities in Ghana, the Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN), Ghana and the African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC), Ghana are organizing a one-day participatory youth workshop in Accra on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at AgriHub Ghana Knowledge Space. Theme:… 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 →

Agricinghana blog is back with new insights!

In 1957, when independence came, Ghana was one of the most advanced economies in sub-Saharan Africa. It seemed well placed to make rapid and substantial progress. In the event, economic performance was dismal, and by 1982 the economy was all but in ruins. External conditions and the weather can carry some of the blame for this. However, the fault lay… 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 →

Ghanaian NGO Participates in British Agro Tourism

Ghanaian based agricultural NGO, Agro Mindset Organization, has participated in an Agro Tourism event in England. The programme focused on creating a cosmopolitan atmosphere and a global learning environment, tackling issues and topics that are of global significance. It sought to create an exposure to conservation, sustainable agriculture and renewable energy to provide new insights, fresh ideas and enhanced skills… Read more →

ICT help strengthen youth employment opportunities in agriculture

Involving youth in agricultural development and decision making processes is key to ensuring sustainable development in Africa, and framing this within the context of ICTs and entrepreneurship provides a valuable dimension to the discourse of agricultural modernization and prosperity. Her Excellency Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture of African Union Commission, said this while officiating at a… Read more →