Tag: youth in agriculture in Ghana

Launch of Youth in Organic Horticulture Production (YouHoP) Program

Gold Fields Ghana (GFG), in partnership with the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, which is implementing the Employment for Sustainable Development (E4D) in Africa program on behalf of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, is today launching the Youth in Organic Horticulture Production (YouHop) Program. The initiative, being executed through the Gold Fields Ghana Foundation, is… 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 →

Project Advocates Fund to Support Youth in Agriculture

Ghana needs a Youth in Agriculture fund to serve as an incentive to clear the bottlenecks by access to finance of the youth who wish to go into agriculture. The fund can be supported through additional taxes on all food imports that can be produced in Ghana. This and other recommendations, including developing a land policy/land bank system so that Ghanaian… Read more →

USAID Ghana helps Improve Integration of Youth in Agriculture in Ghana

In a quest to effectively improve youth development in Ghana,USAID (Feed the Future), through the Agricultural Policy Support Programme (APSP) has provided support to a Ghanaian Agricultural Research and geospatial mapping company, Syecomp Ghana Ltd, to implement an advocacy initiative on youth in Agriculture. The research and advocacy activity is geared towards having a dialogue, discussing, debating and contextualising issues with… Read more →

Creative Potentials of Youth in Exploring Agribusiness Opportunities in Ghana

Agribusiness remains the main entry point for young people into Ghana’s agriculture sector. It could significantly reduce youth unemployment which is approximated at 40%, especially in rural areas. The major challenge to establishing an agribusiness enterprise in Ghana, however, remains the lack of skills, access to capital, land, inputs, and other productive resources, and the unfavourable policy environment. Even with… Read more →

Embarking on an Agribusiness Entrepreneurial Journey in Ghana? Explore these Value Chain Opportunities

I’ve received several requests from fellow young persons with regards which commodity value chains to explore in Ghana when deciding to embark on their agribusiness entrepreneurial journeys. In this post I’ve provided a brief overview of six value chains with potential for expansion, rural poverty reduction, and job creation. The brief covers cassava (gari), maize, irrigated maize, pineapple, sorghum, and… Read more →

Tech solutions to agricultural growth in Ghana

GIS and mapping improves marketing opportunities for rice farmers in Ghana Twenty-eight year-old IT professional, Solomon Elorm Allavi, established and manages a start-up company, Syecomp Business Services, in Accra, Ghana. The company strives to implement ICT solutions to address the limited access to marketing outlets for smallholder farmers and others in the agricultural value chain. Syecomp utilises GIS and GPS… Read more →

Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN) – Update on Funding for Youth Entrepreneurs in Ghana (GYIN Ghana)

In October 2011, Youth entrepreneurs, leaders and innovators were invited to attend an international conference and fair in Cotonou, Benin. The conference brought sixty six (66) carefully screened young people from different parts of the world, to represent their countries. Hundreds of youth in Benin also flooded to the conference in support. The Benin Conference became the turning point for… Read more →