OCP Africa, a subsidiary of OCP Group, a major international producer of phosphate and its derivatives, has supported the 3rd version of Agricultural Learners Profession Direction and Mentorship Dialogue (AG-STUD) Programme for Agric students in some Universities in Ghana.
Collaborating educational facilities from the University of Ghana, University of Vitality and Pure Resources, Kwame Nkrumah College of Science and Technological know-how, Kwadaso Agricultural College, University of Developmental Scientific studies, College of Cape Coast, Fair River Farm Institute, Damango Agricultural University, Asuansi Farm institute and Northern Agri-Youth Hub were coached to scale up their generation whilst they introduced their organization concepts right before a five-member panel.
The programme, structured by Agrihouse Basis was underneath the concept: “Growing Futures: Creating the Agric Youth”, camped more than 30 pupils, symbolizing AG-STUD Business Golf equipment from universities throughout the region.
The boot camp is aimed at empowering the youth in a futuristic way to guidance Ghana’s objective of foods protection even though giving work.
Speaking at the closing ceremony of AG-STUD Africa Bootcamp, which was attended by many stakeholders like NGOs, private institutions, pupils and farmers, Mark Segbefia, Enterprise Progress Manager at OCP Africa Ghana reported, “We strongly imagine in youth and we function tirelessly in direction of empowering them via instruction, innovation, and capacity developing.
“With more than 100 million youthful Africans predicted to enter the work market place by 2030, we want to build higher youth interest in agriculture, hence the assist we deliver to Agrihouse, in this 3rd edition of the Agricultural Pupils Job Assistance and Mentorship Dialogue Bootcamp (AGSTUD).”
He explained, “In line with our guidance to the youth in Ghana and Africa, OCP Africa supports the IMPULSE startup accelerator programme, made by the Mohammed VI Polytechnic College (UM6P) in partnership with MassChallenge, which aims at accelerating start off-ups and active agri-business people in the agricultural sector.”
Mr Segbefia added, “three Ghanaian organizations, Trotro Tractor, SAYeTECH and Esoko had been chosen and are at present collaborating in the education and mentorship programme at Casablanca, Morocco.”
The coach encouraged the college students to take their scientific tests in Agric pretty very seriously and apply everything they have learnt at the boot camp.
On her part, Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa, Government Director of Agrihouse Basis, mentioned, “The boot camp aims at inspiring agricultural students and startups in the worth chain as effectively as expose them to the dynamics of the industry through leadership programmes on agribusinesses.”
She stressed that “experts with applicable know-how and functional knowledge were being picked for the programme.”
In accordance to her AG-STUD has groomed and remodeled above 600 college students and beginners to see agribusiness as a lucrative occupation route.
It has also supported 10 corporate institutions to recognize and engage exceptional college students to serve as interns and/or full-time workers.”
Mrs Catherine Fabbi, Head Mentor for AG-STUD, claimed the training would propel the youth to see prospects in the sector and venture into agriculture for their livelihoods and nationwide progress.
Some of the mentees have been energized about the capabilities they have acquired in the programme.
They urged the organizers to sustain the boot camp in purchase to appeal to the youth to venture into farming.