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 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 living in rural areas lack important information regarding weather and markets, but if they have such information, they will be able to increase productivity. Most smallholder farmers in Ghana have access to mobile phones, not smart phones, just old simple phones. Companies that send climate and market data to farmers via mobile apps such as Esoko and Farmerline are increasing productivity in rural areas. I have seen it, and it is really working. So I think access to mobile phones in rural areas is one sure way to increase productivity and food sec……..READ MORE