Farmers’ Training Programme

FARMERS’ TRAINING PROGRAMME

School of Agriculture 

College of Basic & Applied Sciences

Leventis Foundation/University of Ghana

Invites prospective and practising small-scale farmers to apply for the 2018 10-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 enhance the growth of the food industry while protecting the environment.

TRAINING OPTIONS

A. Livestock and Poultry

B. Cereal and Irrigation

C. Forest and Horticultural Crops

TRAINING CENTRES

  • Livestock and Poultry Research Centre (LIPREC), Legon
  • Soil and Irrigation Research Centre (SIREC), Kpong
  • Forest & Horticultural Crops Research Centre (FOHCREC), Kade

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum qualifications (BECE)
  • Be able to speak, read, and write English
  • Age preferably 20-40 years
  • Should have farming background or proven interest in agriculture
  • Should have  farm or access to farm land
  • Be physically fit
  • Be prepared to return to farming upon completion of the training
  • Female applicants are encouraged to apply

HOW TO APPLY

Application forms can be obtained from the following places:

  • LIPREC, SIREC & FOHCREC
  • Dean’s office, School of Agriculture, CBAS, University of Ghana, Legon
  • Regional Directorate, MoFA, Tamale

Photocopies of relevant certificates should be attached to the completed application forms

Completed forms should be returned to:

The Programme Manager

Leventis Project

P.O. Box LG 38

Legon

 

Closing date: August 31, 2017

Download this guideline: Farmers Training Programme-Agricinghana [pdf]


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  7 comments for “Farmers’ Training Programme

  1. Lukeman Domba
    July 19, 2017 at 7:49 am

    Good initiative……i think it would have been better to create study centers across the nation considering the importance of the course. I am interested but I have a farm in the north….is it possible to be part without coming to Accra?

    • agricinghana
      July 19, 2017 at 8:02 am

      The current phase of the training will be held at 3 training centres: Legon, Kpong, and Kade. Hopefully, as it is expanded new training centres such as SARI would used.

  2. James
    July 19, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Please kindly provide the contact of the Regional Directorate, MoFA, Tamale and the other purchase centers.

    Thank you

  3. Sylvanus Charles Karikari
    July 20, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    Please,I am 50years old.can I join this training?

    • agricinghana
      July 20, 2017 at 9:54 pm

      hi Sylvanus, the specified age range was 20 to 40year. However, kindly follow-up when you pick up the form if there’s option for other ages to apply as well.

  4. Shaibu Abdul-Fatawu
    July 24, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Little is said about the cost of application form and the fee to be charged. It would have serve a great time as a resource for us to know how much would be involved in the 10-month training.

    • agricinghana
      July 24, 2017 at 4:31 pm

      Hi Sorry, we currently don’t have that information. Hopefully, you’d get more information when picking up the forms at the mentioned centres.

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