The John A. Kufuor Foundation celebrates Youth in Agribusiness Festival

Agriculture The John A. Kufuor Foundation celebrates Youth in Agribusiness Festival
MAR 28, 2024 LISTEN

The John A. Kufuor Foundation will celebrate the second edition of the Youth in Agribusiness Festival on Friday, 26th and Saturday, 27th April, 2024 from 9am to 5pm at the Prempeh Assembly Hall, Kumasi, the Ashanti Region.

This follows the successful and impactful maiden festival held two years ago. Participants and agribusiness entrepreneurs benefit from training and investment opportunities, market linkages, business expansion, coaching and mentorship. Major stakeholders in the agribusiness sector, development partners, public and private organizations, students, research institutions, youth groups, and the media will attend.

Activities for the festival include exhibition of agribusiness products and services, training on emerging agribusiness enterprises and innovative financing. The Festival will also stimulate modern agribusiness opportunities and challenges through panel discussions, debates, quizzes and poetry.

The theme for the festival is "Agribusiness Modernization: A tool for Sustainable Youth Employment in Ghana."

Former President, H.E. John Agyekum Kufuor sees this Festival as a great opportunity to bring together, under one platform, young agribusiness practitioners between the ages of 18 to 35, and major stakeholders; affording these young people an opportunity to share their experiences, lessons learnt and network for the transformation of the agricultural value-chain in Ghana. This initiative is envisaged to generate greater interest among young people to find sustainable employment in agriculture and its related business.

The Foundation is in the process of establishing an Agribusiness Information Hub which will be a one-stop shop where all the necessary information needed for the transformation and sustainability of agribusiness could be accessed by all young people in Ghana.

The John A. Kufuor Foundation (JAKF) envisions the establishment of peaceful, well-governed and economically sustainable societies in Ghana and Africa. The Foundation is hinged on three interrelated pillars – Leadership, Governance and Socioeconomic Development. In line with its socioeconomic development pillar, the Foundation leverages the human capital of Ghana’s youthful population in the advancement of entrepreneurship and agribusiness.