Category: Youth in Agriculture

Reorienting Agriculture in Ghana: Miss Agriculture Ghana

Auditions for the first Agro beauty pageant in Ghana, Miss Agriculture Ghana is scheduled for Saturday, 11th of August 2018 at the Resource Center of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), Accra. Miss Agriculture Ghana is an initiative of the Uniting Women for Agricultural Development (UWAD) Foundation in collaboration with the Women in Agricultural Development (WIAD) Under the Ministry… Read more →

Call for Applications: A One Year Comprehensive and Practical Agricultural Training Program

Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Enterprise Development Centre (SAREDEC) Sustainable Development of Enterprises in Agriculture: A one year comprehensive & practical training program Invites prospective and practicing small-scale farmers to apply for the 2018 12-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… Read more →

Managing Cassava Diseases, Pests and Nutritional Disorders!

Are you a Cassava farmer? Are you having difficulty managing pests, diseases and the like? International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT45), CTA & CLAYUCA (Support Cassava Research and Development) have created a comprehensive Practical Handbook for Managing Cassava Diseases, Pests and Nutritional Disorders!   This handbook provides detailed information on the economic importance, biology, habits and nomenclature of insects. It… Read more →

Cassava: Production & Processing

Have you taken interest in the production and processing of Cassava? This can be an additional revenue source as selling refined products often earns greater revenue than raw products. If you are considering beginning production and processing of your raw cassava start by reading: Cassava production and processing a publication by Engineers Without Borders, Cameroon (ISF Cameroon) and The Technical… Read more →

Ghanaian Agribusinesses Network at Cocktail Party

Close to 70 representatives of agribusinesses in Ghana and invited corporate institutions came together for an evening networking cocktail party on Saturday October 28, 2017. The Agribusiness representatives were made up of mostly young professionals, Agtech and Fintech start-up founders, crop farmers, livestock farmers, poultry farmers, fish farmers, and several C-Level corporate executives in Ghana. The Agribusiness networking cocktail had… Read more →

Beige Foundation Expands Knowledge Bank of Young Agribusiness Entrepreneurs

The Beige Foundation, the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of the Beige Group, in collaboration with Africa Lead has organised a free 5-day training bootcamp for agricultural entrepreneurs (agripreneurs) at the Oak Plaza hotel, Accra. Dubbed the “Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship Development Bootcamp 2017”, the program aim to support  youth, women, and entrepreneurs to startup and expand agribusinesses along profitable value chains.… Read more →

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 Exploring Warehouse Receipt Financing and Market Potentials in Ghana

Financing solutions tailored to specific parts of the value chain are vital to improve farmers’ access to finance. Warehouse receipt financing provides one such tool. It enables the post-harvest part of the chain to work more efficiently, while farmers who can access warehouse receipt finance have more flexibility in the timing of their sales. Farmers in Ghana face significant obstacles… Read more →

Technical Constraints in the National Youth Policy for Inclusive Participation of Youth in Agriculture

Government of Ghana in pursuance of its investment in the youth launched the National Youth Policy in August 2010 on the theme, “Towards an Empowered Youth, Impacting positively on national development.’’ A lot of significant milestones including the ratification of the African Youth Charter as well as the acceptance of the incorporation of a ‘’youth clause’’ into the national constitution… Read more →

Promising Strategies to Address the Localised Needs of Rural Young Female Farmers

Reducing the challenges for youth especially young women farmers will require a need for further investment in the agriculture sector to allow them to take advantage of the new and emerging market structures and to have access to the latest in agricultural technology and livestock production systems. Women are the most important actors in the agricultural value chain which begins… Read more →

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 →