Agri-impact Consult Train Agric Institutions on Green House Farming

Agri-impact Consult, an Agribusiness Development firm has ended a three day trainer of trainers’ workshop for Agricultural institutions across the country. The program which began on December 1, 2014 centered on greenhouse production and Agri-entrepreneurship training. According to Dan Acquaye, the Executive Director of Agri-impact Consult, “…in this day and age of technology, efficiency is the watchword that is why it is no longer the size of the land of a farmer but what he can get out the little land available. This is the reason we have introduced green house farming technology in Ghana” “...we have also realized that there is a big gap between the Agric industry and academia. So we realize that students graduates move around looking for jobs whiles there are investors also looking for people with the requisite skill to employ. So what we are doing is to bring the needed skill and latest technology to the door step of the students to make them employable”. The training Program, which was being supported by ASNAPP with funding from the Skills Development Fund (SDF), covered topics from farming as a business, entrepreneurship and techniques in greenhouse production. Selected institutions include KNUST, MoFA, Kumasi Institute of Tropical Agriculture (KITA), Adidome Farm institute and Asuansi Farm Institute. According to Mr. Acquaye, the training has increased their competitiveness and productivity of horticultural operators in Ghana, thereby accelerating meaningful growth within the Agricultural sector for a transformation in the local Ghanaian economy.