AP OAK Agribusiness Programs

AP OAK’s flagship social enterprise programmes are in the areas of youth and women agribusiness enterprises incubation. In addition to operating own agribusinesses, AP OAK provides the youth, particularly young women and university graduates, with entrepreneurial and vocational opportunities in the agri-business sector.

Agribusiness Programmes

The Youth-in-Agribusiness Programs

The Youth-in-Agribusiness Programs

Gender Transformation Programs

Gender Transformation Programs

Graduate-in-Agribusiness (GIA) Horticulture Project

The Youth-in-Agribusiness Incubator programme is one of our major interventions designed to achieve our core objective of providing entrepreneurial and vocational opportunities in Ghana. The YiA is an agri-business incubation scheme that focuses on identifying young unemployed persons, particularly women and recent graduates, who are susceptible to illegal migration; and supporting these persons to establish and grow agribusiness enterprises.

The Graduates-in-Agribusiness Horticulture Module

The Graduates-in-Agribusiness Horticulture Module (GiA) involves expansion of the YiA programme to include development of agri-business enterprises by beneficiaries of the project in the horticulture sub-sector. The scheme will feature micro-enterprise incubation based on 2-acre lots dedicated to the cultivation of a variety of vegetables and fruits. The farm units will be made up of organic vegetable gardens cultivated using innovative farming methods and may also involve modern greenhouse practices.

The GiA will take the form of a reality TV show broadcast on AgriBiz TV, on YouTube and other social media handles of AP OAK and partners. Through this, we will groom educated farmers who will serve as role models for their peers and demonstrate viability of agriculture as a sustainable avenue of self-employment.

Why Graduate-in-Agribusiness Horticulture Project?

The main objective of the Graduate-In-Agribusiness Incubator project (GiA) – Horticulture Module is to demonstrate the economic and employment potential of the horticulture value chain to young persons, particularly students and graduates from the nation’s tertiary institutions. Furthermore, it is intended to educate young persons of the opportunities along the horticulture value chain and provide practical example of how these opportunities could be leveraged to address the challenges of youth and graduate unemployment and their associated socio-economic problems

How will the GiA benefit the Youth?

The programme will provide the opportunity to showcase modern practices in vegetable and fruit farming, for instance greenhouse and hydroponic farming systems. OAK and AgriBizz TV will also deploy the use of drones for fertilizer application on the farms.

The focus on and engagement of university students and graduates through modern communication platforms to educate and advocate is a novel approach to addressing the challenges of unemployment. It is a requirement that the business teams that would be formed and compete for the OAK incubation services should have participation of and be led by young women. 

Furthermore, the programmes take a total value-chain incubation model: which is the farm-to-fork approach to address the challenges of unemployment.

Are you interested in partnering with AP OAK or participating in this programme, please contact us. Click here to Apply

The Youth In Livestock Module

The Youth in Livestock Module will be launched in Quarter 3, 2020. Please visit us later for programme details and joining information.

Youth In Cereal Production Module

The Youth in Cereal Production Module will be launched in Quarter 2, 2020. Please visit us later for programme details and joining information.

Gender Transformation Programs

This programme will be launched in Quarter 2-3, 2020. The objective is to teach young unemployed women and women small holder farmers skills in operating tractors and other mechanized farm machinery, with the objective of improving productivity of small-holder farms owned by women. Interested young women should contact AP OAK in June 2020 for registration information. Interested technical partners and donors/partners are welcome; please click here to partner us.
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AP OAK provides the youth, particularly young women and university graduates, in Ghana with entrepreneurial and vocational opportunities in the agri-business sector.

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