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 the production of local and exotic vegetables. This is an exciting opportunity for motivated youth who are highly interested in producing vegetables for both the local and export markets.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for enrolment into the 13-week training programme beginning in January 16, 2017.

ELIGIBILITY

The applicant should:

  1. Have a minimum of a Diploma in General Agriculture
  2. Have completed National Service
  3. Have two years practical engagement (crops)
  4. Must be between the ages of 21-35 years
  5. Should be physically fit for practical agricultural activity
  6. Demonstrate high interest in agricultural production
  7. Be willing to engage in vegetable production as a source of livelihood
  8. Be willing to abide by the code of conduct of the training centre
  9. Young ladies are encouraged to apply

BENEFITS

  1. The government will provide free accommodation, feeding and tuition during the training period
  2. Hardworking trainees will be assisted to set up their own farms
  3. Trainees may constitute themselves into well-organised groups after training and be assisted to source for loans from financial institutions to undertake their own production
  4. Trainees can take advantage of the numerous interventions by the government for the youth in agricultural production.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants should submit their applications including CVs (resume) and photocopies/scanned copies of certificates to:

 

HR Manager of Agritop

Agritop

P.O. Box KIA 30408

Accra

Soft copies may be forwarded to email: info@agritopgh.com

You may contact telephone numbers:

054 433 4141, 024 237 5816 for confirmation of receipt of submitted application.

Applications should be submitted before November 30th, 2016

MOFA-agribusiness-training-for-youth-Agricinghana [pdf]

 

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

 

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

  1. November 11, 2016 at 5:52 am

    Why limit entry requirements to a course in agriculture. Why age limit also. I did business worked for some years and now want to be on my own in agriculture. Now I started vegetable farming with 10 acres. What is the justification for not training and helping me under this programme? Training and helping me leads to employment generation, forex earning through export, food security and sufficiency In local markets etc. I suggest the entry requirements be reviewed please

  2. Prince Asiedu
    July 6, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Thanks for such a good office of training more people of becoming an entrepreneur, employer or employable especially in the agricultural sector.
    Am a second year student of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology offering Bsc Agribusiness Management.
    Please I want to know if the program still runs and especially for some of us who are still schooling and moreover too if there are other programs running.

    Thank you.

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