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The value chain supplemental course content has been designed to enable students to:

  • better understand value chains and the linkages between value chains, trade, and market development and how farmers (even small farmers with small plots) can capitalize on the opportunities that these value chains provide.
The Value Chains

 Why these Value Chains?

The selected 9 value chains that were developed into supplemental courses took into consideration: 

  • their appeal to young persons 
  • the potential job opportunities 
  • their high economic values 
  • their scalability 
  • the relatively lower start-up capital investment required 
  • their ability to serve as livelihood enhancement ventures

AgriConnect Innovation and Difference

AgriConnect promises: 

  • That the technology deployed and the capacity built through the supplemental course content related to value chain development, digital literacy and entrepreneurship in the agricultural sector will drive the impact, scale and interest of youth, women, and differently-abled persons in the agriculture sector, and importantly bridge the digital divide. 

  • To address the urgent need to reduce the extent of labour under-utilisation among youth. 

  • To place focus on education and training to enable youth in agriculture to benefit from new and emerging opportunities in agriculture. The knowledge products that are being designed and disseminated through the devices will be innovative, culturally relevant, and fully aligned with the needs of the labour market and importantly capture the interest and imagination of youth in Ghana. 

  • That the activities and outputs of the Programme will in the near future support the modernization of the agriculture sector by boosting productivity and supporting the development of agribusiness, thereby creating the linkages between farms and plots and other economic activities such as manufacturing and agro-processing. 

  • To be innovative in its approach as the Programme is designed to bring scale and impact by allowing youth, women and differently-abled persons to align their educational qualifications in agribusiness, digital skills and value chain development with dignified and meaningful jobs that will allow them to maximise the potential of their entrepreneurial spirits towards improved and sustainable livelihoods.