Productivity Enhancement For Vegetable Value Chain Actors (Pevva)
Seeing the enormous market value and opportunities that comes with vegetable production in Ghana, it is worrying to note that the sector is plagued with low productivity, as a result of some technical and managerial deficiencies lacking in vegetable producers’ toolkits. It is equally alarming the limited numbers of youth engaged in active vegetable production or even doing business along the value chain.
Hence, Agri-Impact Consult has collaborated with GhanaVeg to institute the Productivity Enhancement for Vegetable Value Chain Actors (PEVVA) Incubation Program for young graduates. The objective of the PEVVA Incubation Program is to develop young entrepreneurs along the vegetable value chain into sustainable, profitable and competitive businesses. Tapping from the worth of expertise and experience of strategic technical and business mentors, the technical and managerial capacities of these young entrepreneurs are being be built in both greenhouse vegetable production and intensive production technologies at the Agri-Impact Entrepreneurship and Technology Institute (AETI) at Berekusu.
The PEVVA Incubation program is open to all young graduates, who are passionate about agribusiness and have an entrepreneurial drive to start, run and sustain profitable and competitive businesses along the vegetable value chain. Currently, there are 9 young graduates undergoing incubation at AETI
The PEVVA Incubation Program runs for a diligent maximum of eight (8) months. However, provisions are made for young graduates who would like to be engaged from between four (4) and six (6) months.
The service provided under this incubation program includes, but are not limited to;
- Hands-on skills development in greenhouse and open-field vegetable production
- Market orientation and market tours along the vegetable value chain
- Linkages to relevant industry stakeholders
- Business development and entrepreneurship skills training
- Handholding and mentorship by experts
- Post incubation support and sustainability strategy
- Access to AAIN platforms and services
The expected outcome of the incubation program is to see young graduates develop and run sustainable businesses along the vegetable value chain, which are profitable and competitive.
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