The National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (NEIP) has commenced training of over 24000 applicants in the "YOUTH IN INNOVATIVE AGRICULTURE PROGRAMME" under the Ghana Cares "OBAATAN PA" Programme.
The training started from the 9th May, 2022 and will end on 9th June, 2022.
All 24000 applicants have been posted to private business incubation hubs and consultants who will take beneficiaries through training.
Trainees are being called in batches.
The programme enlisted young people between the ages of eighteen (18) to forty (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 (Obaatan pa) programme is an unprecedented, bold and audacious GHȻ 100 billion post-COVID programme from government and implemented by the Ministry of Finance to stabilize, revitalize 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 following agric business sectors; vegetable farming, maize farming, poultry/livestock, yam/cassava and agro processing.
This programme is part of government’s efforts towards supporting commercial farming and attracting educated youth into agriculture to help ensure food security and to help close our food import substitution gap.
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