YES beneficiaries graduate from farmer trainee programme
Friday, December 11, 2015
The Youth Enterprise Support initiative last Thursday, December 10, 2015, held its first graduation ceremony for 16 beneficiaries who had undergone intensive training in poultry and livestock production.
Beneficiaries who undertook courses lasting three months in poultry and piggery as well agriculture entrepreneurship, farm management and agric sales, were awarded certificates at an impressive ceremony held at the Livestock and Poultry Research Centre (LIPREC) of the University of Ghana.
The training was as a result of a collaborative effort between the Livestock and Poultry Research Centre (LIPREC) of the University of Ghana and Youth Enterprise Support (YES). The training included training in animal improvement and production, animal nutrition and forages, animal health, animal traction, processing, agribusiness, agriculture entrepreneurship and systems innovation.
In a keynote address, Ms Helga Boadi, Chief Executive Officer of YES, called on the graduates to put all they had learnt in into practice. Addressing the beneficiaries, she noted that “the real measure of your worth is the impact your business will have in your immediate communities and ultimately on the national economy.”
The event was attended by The Vice Chancellor, University Of Ghana, The Registrar, University Of Ghana, The Provost, College of Basic & Applied Sciences, Deans of Schools
Members of Board of Directors, Leventis Foundation farmers Training Programme (LFFTP)
Chiefs, District and Municipal Directors of Agriculture.