John A. Kufuor Foundation celebrates youth in agribusiness

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John A. Kufuor Foundation celebrates youth in agribusiness
John A. Kufuor Foundation celebrates youth in agribusiness

John A. Kufuor Foundation celebrates youth in agribusiness

The John A. Kufuor Foundation was established by former President John Agyekum Kufuor. The foundation has added Youth in Agribusiness Festival to its tall list of intervention programs. This program forms part of the foundation’s effort to make agribusiness appealing to the youth of today.

The Youth in Agribusiness Festival seeks to portray the outstanding development of young people. The young people who have contributed to the agribusiness sector of the economy.

The first edition of the festival commences on Wednesday 27th July 2022 through to the 29th of July 2022 at the Jubilee Park and Prempeh Assembly Hall, both in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.

PARTICIPATION

The event will be held under the theme “ Youth in Agribusiness in Ghana: The story so far and the way forward”. The purpose of the festival is to provide an avenue for entrepreneurs, especially those practicing agribusiness to showcase their wares and the services they render to Ghanaians and the world.

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The festival will also engage the youth who are not only farming but are also using technology to render services, deals in agri-input, offer advice relating to agriculture and financial service, processing/value addition, packaging, branding, digital/online marketing, distribution, as well as agri-tourism, among others.

Also, the festival will encourage the youth to give consideration to agriculture as a business venture and allow them to network and create more business links with other agribusiness partners, buyers that buy on a large scale, industry leaders, and investors as well.

EXPECTATIONS FROM THE FESTIVAL

He also added: “It is envisaged that by bringing together major stakeholders and young agribusiness practitioners on one platform. This is to share their experience, lessons learned, network, and forge strategic partnership along the agribusiness space.”

According to the organizer, the event will connect the young ones to mentors so they can have somebody to look up to.

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He further explained that “It will be open to the general public, specifically young people, to access any information about agribusiness on a pro bono basis. Again, the hub will have a toll-free short code that will enable young people who are willing to venture into agribusiness to easily request information and advice.”

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