Africa Lead is USAID’s primary capacity building programme in sub-Saharan Africa and works towards the fulfillment of Feed the Future (FTF) goals of reduced hunger and poverty by building the capacity of African agric professionals, institutions, and stakeholders.
The 5-day short course, which is supported by USAID is also to close the unemployment gap and address employment demands of youth and women in the agriculture and agribusiness sectors.
The Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship Development Course aims to develop the capacity of entrepreneurs in agribusiness identification, planning, and management in order to strengthen start-ups and expand existing entrepreneurs.
To this end, BEIGE Foundation and Africa Lead have signed a memorandum of understanding to promote entrepreneurship development for Ghanaian youth in the agric sector.
The CEO of the BEIGE group, Mike Nyinaku said this course will make agribusiness an attractive business venture for the young entrepreneurs.
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Also the West Africa Regional Director for Africa Lead, Carla Denizard said the main objective for collaborating with Beige Foundation is to develop individual capacity and strengthen organizational capacity by promoting entrepreneurship, business excellence, and youth development.
She advice that Africa has lots of natural resources and when utilized could feed the world. This is therefore a wake-up call to all young entrepreneurs to invest in this sector
However All indications by these institutions show their determination to develop the agriculture sector in Africa through technology and modernization to interest the young entrepreneurs in the agricultural businesses, in a post on myjoyonline.com
By Rebecca Essilfie