Giz Partners National Service Scheme To Finance 60 Youth In Farming

The GIZ in collaboration with the Ghana National Service Scheme NSS is prepared to finance 60 youth in the 4 regions of Ghana. Speaking off-camera, Kwaku Yeboah a senior officer of the Giz says their aim is to help the youth with funds to expand their farms to improve their livelihood.

He was optimistic that those who will show seriousness at their farms will be given more support in their subsequent funding.

Agriculture is the backbone of Ghana, hence the need to give the needed support to the youth to engage in active farming. Oxford Osei Bonsu, the national project director of the NSS, said this during the one-day workshop held at Ejura NSS Farms for the Ashanti and Bono East regions selected youth.

The NSS national project director, Oxford Osei Bonsu says, it is time Ghana puts in every bit of effort to produce enough food for both local and export. He says post-harvest losses have been a major setback, denying several people from going into farming. He pleaded with the authorities to help make farming a serious business by addressing post-harvest losses.

Oxford Osei Bonsu says irrigation could have helped the NSS farms in Ejura to produce all year round, but only rely on natural rain for cultivation.

The director, Osei Bonsu pleaded with the participants to see farming as a serious business that is a dynamic and money-making venture.



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