The National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (NEIP) has completed a nationwide training of over 25,000 applicants in the ‘Youth in Innovative Agriculture Programme’ under the Ghana Cares ‘Obaatanpa’ Programme.
The training started on May 9, 2022, and will end on June 9, 2022. All 24,000 applicants were posted to private business incubation hubs and consultants who took beneficiaries through training.
The programme enlisted young people between 18 to 40 years who are into agriculture to be trained and funded.
Shortlisted applicants will receive funding and technical services support after they have gone through training and mentoring. The Ghana Cares ‘Obaatanpa’ programme is an unprecedented, bold and audacious ¢100 billion post-Covid programme from government being implemented by the Finance Ministry to stabilise, revitalise and transform Ghana’s economy to create jobs and prosperity for Ghanaians over a three-year period. The areas covered under this phase of the Youth in Innovative Agriculture Programme include the Vegetable Farming, Maize Farming, Poultry/Livestock, Yam/cassava and Agro-Processing sectors.
This programme is part of the government’s efforts toward supporting commercial farming and attracting educated youth into agriculture to help ensure food security and help close our food import substitution gap.