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The Youth Farm Project Launched by MYD

Mon, 10 Apr 2023 Source: Abdul-Halik Abdul-Karim

The Movement for Youth Development on Saturday, the 8th of April 2023 officially launched the Youth Farm Project at the National Youth Authority Conference Hall in Tamale.

The workshop dubbed, The Workshop: The Youth Farm Project was aimed at introducing the project to the public and clearly establishing the project's operational terms and how everyone can benefit from it.

Speakers at the workshop were Mr Abdul-Razak Fatawu, Executive Director of the Center for Agriculture Policies and Initiatives, Mr Baba Abdulai, Executive Secretary of CAPI and Mr Alhassan Abdul Rashid, the CEO of Ummy Farms.

The Youth Farm Project is initiated to boost agric-business, wealth creation, and business partnerships among young people in Ghana.

The project creates a structure for strategic partnership among endearing young people who are poised to take advantage of the vast opportunities and potential that the evolving agricultural sector.

The workshop saw the attendance of young farmers and individuals across various institutions in Tamale.

According to Mr Osman Mahmud, the Farm Project Lead of MYD, "this project is an opportunity for every young individual to venture into the agric sector and tap into the opportunity it holds especially in this difficult times of high unemployment"

Mr Fatawu admonished the participants and very young individuals to capitalize on this opportunity for economic independence. He stated that "crowdfunding is the way forward for capital mobilisation among young individuals for business in Ghana"

Mr Rashid, the owner of Ummy Farms also stated that many young people are needed in the Agricultural sector to ensure economic growth.

MYD is a non-profit youth organization that seeks to harness the energies of the youth for positive impact through capacity building.

For more information about the Youth Farm Project and also to register as a potential farm owner, visit the Facebook page of MYD at https://web.facebook.com/MYDGhana.

Source: Abdul-Halik Abdul-Karim