Professor Baffuor Agyeman-Duah, CEO of John A. Kufuor Foundation
The John A. Kufuor Foundation has organized a youth-in-agribusiness festival to develop a networking platform for interested youth to share ideas in the agriculture sector.
Themed: “Youth in Agribusiness in Ghana -The Story so far and way forward”, the Youth-in-Agribusiness Festival under the auspices of His
Excellency John Agyekum Kufuor, former President of Ghana and founder of the Foundation, is designed to bring young people who are doing so well in the agribusiness sector together, for them to exchange ideas and share lessons learnt to develop some level of network across the agricultural value chain.
The foundation thus aims at exposing the youth to what goes on in the agribusiness value chain over the years since the value chain within the agribusiness presents enormous opportunities unknown to young people.
The Youth-in- Agribusiness concept emanates from the realization that agriculture is now a business while there is a business within the value chain from production to marketing to transportation, hence involving young people as modernizing agriculture starts with young people who have ideas and are able to adopt new concepts and therefore more innovative and more sophisticated to adapt to technological concepts hence the need to encourage them to take advantage of the money making aspects in agriculture.
Professor Baffuor Agyeman-Duah, Chief Executive Officer of the John A Kufuor Foundation, explained that the foundation would create a platform, bring the young people together and facilitate those young people who are interested in the agribusiness sector in terms of training and financial assistance.
He said the Foundation’s vision and intention is to organize annual events to enable them change the fortunes of young persons.
Professor Agyeman-Duah stated that, the willingness of the young people to venture into agribusiness would enhance their efforts when they assume leadership role and entreated policy makers and stakeholders to join hands in helping the young men and women in the
By Kow Richardson