Farmers trained under Achipelago project in Kumasi

About three thousand farmers in the Ashanti Region will receive training in improving the horticulture value chain. For a start, 30 farmers will benefit from the course dubbed “Archipelago project”.

The Archipelago Project is a partnership with Holland Green Tech, the Kwadaso Agric College and the Kumasi Business Incubator of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

Its main focus is to train young horticulture farmers to develop the value chain in horticulture farming to make it viable.

The Local Coordinator for the Archipelago Project, Mr. Samuel Darbah said at the end of the project the farmers will have more knowledge and adapt to best practices in horticulture farming for more revenue.

The farmers gave an overview of the project.

A representative of the Holland Green Tech Mr. Norbert Van der Straaten promised some more support to young farmers.

The Director of Human Resource at the Ministry of Food and Agriculture Mr. Lawotey Tetteh said agribusiness development remains a priority of the Government.

The Principal of the Kwadaso Agric College, Rev Benjamin Asante Mensah said the training is necessary because many farmers are not interested in horticulture farming.

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