ADMISSION OF CANDIDATES FOR THREE MONTHS INTENSIVE TRAINING IN VEGETABLE PRODUCTION UNDER GREENHOUSE AND IRRIGATION TECHNOLOGY AT BAWJIASE TRAINING CENTRE
The Government of Ghana through the Ministry of Food and Agriculture has secured funding for the training of the youth in the use of greenhouses for the production of local and exotic vegetables. This is an exciting opportunity for motivated youth who are highly interested in producing vegetables for both the local and export markets
Application are invited from qualified persons for enrolment into 13-week training programme beginning from 14th September, 2020.
The applicant should:
- Have a minimum of a Diploma in General Agriculture
- Must have completed National Service
- Must be “from ages 21 to 35 years”
- Should be physically fit for practical agricultural activity
- Demonstrate high interest in agricultural production
- Be willing to engage in vegetables production as a source of livelihood
- Be willing to abide by the code of conduct of the training centre
- Ladies are encouraged to apply
The small-scale aquaculture sector in Ghana comprise about 2,200 farmers, each producing less than 50mt of fish per annum. Production for 2018 from small-scale farmers was 11,069mt against a total aquaculture production of 76,620mt. The sector is private sector-led and has the potential to contribute significantly to fish food and nutritional security, employment generation, increased incomes, economic growth and poverty reduction.
As the nation, through the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (MoFAD) puts in policies and strategies to avert the declining stocks in the capture fisheries, the theme for this year’s National Farmers’ Day celebration, ‘enhancing small-scale agriculture towards agribusiness develpment’ could not have come at a better time than now. It is a clarion call to increase the nation’s annual fish output by revitalizing the small-scale farming in order to establish a strong base for a sustained and accelerated growth of the aquaculture subsector.