Ghanaian ‘agripreneur’ dazzles at G20 Conference

Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:50 pm  The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), has held a G20 Conference with particular focus on youth employment in rural areas. The programme, dubbed “The Future of the Rural World Innovation–Youth–Employment” was held on 27th and 28th April 2017 in Berlin. The participants invited were stakeholders from the world of…

Youth Opportunities in Rural Areas

Agribusinesses will be key to creating a more profitable and sustainable agri-food sector for youths with the right skills. © GIZ Klous Wohlmann Tuesday, 16 May 2017 Sub-Saharan Africa is experiencing a youth population bulge. To absorb the employment requirements and transform rural areas and the agriculture sector, there is a need to provide young people with agribusiness and…

Farming is a business, not just a way of life

Nana Adjoa Sifa Amponsah is a young Ghanaian graduate, agripreneur, and initiator of the social enterprise Guzakuza © Simon Veith Tuesday, 16 May 2017 Nana Adjoa Sifa Amponsah is the initiator of Guzakuza, a social enterprise empowering young women to create jobs, wealth and food security. As a graduate and agripreneur herself, Amponsah is on a mission to transform…

Involving the women and youth in Africa in job and wealth creation initiatives

With a spotlight on gender mainstreaming in agribusiness a team from the AAIN Secretariat has held two sessions with eight young CEOs of eight youth-led companies from Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya at Guzakuza, a member incubator of AAIN. The half-day session was hosted at the incubator facility in Accra, Ghana focusing on cross-cutting issues and investment opportunities. The team…