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Ghanaian ‘agripreneur’ dazzles at G20 Conference

Aug
03

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 politics, the private sector, academia and civil service. A very important outcome of the conference was the “Charter of Berlin” which is aimed at creating new opportunities in rural areas for the next generation. Following a comprehensive public consultation process, the


Youth Opportunities in Rural Areas

Aug
03

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 digital opportunities. The world is facing a major shift in demographics. By 2050, Africa will be home to a billion young people. With so many youth concentrated in Africa, countries have the advantage of large working-age populations, which provides the potential


Farming is a business, not just a way of life

Aug
03

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 the mind set of young women to start considering agriculture as a business. With the growing rise and diversification of global food demands, which agricultural technologies stand out to you as vital in helping to increase rural productivity in Africa?  People


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

Aug
03

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 during the discussion at Guzakuza on Tuesday. The youth leaders were a representation of outstanding agribusiness value chain job creators especially for the youth and women in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya united under the theme “ignite women.” The host, Nana Adjoa