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50 AGRICULTURE GRADUATES TO STUDY IN ISRAEL

Ministry Of Food and Agriculture

The Ministry Of Food and Agriculture has taken yet another giant step towards increasing local production and export of vegetables through modern technology.

Hon. Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto who the Minister of Food and Agriculture made it cleared that, the Ministry is further collaborating with its partners in Israel to provide state-of-the-art training, as well as opportunities for young graduates in agripreneuship and agribusiness ".
Hon. Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto disclosed this during an orientation programme for 50 graduates in agriculture who are expected to leave Ghana for Israel. He said government was committed towards implementation policies and programmes that would ensure the modernization of the agriculture sector and create jobs for the teeming youth of this country".

The programme also marked the formal siging of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Ghana and Israel, commuting the two countries to a long term agreement towards the Co-operation and Training of Students in Education projects in Agriculture."Hon. A lot of pointed out that, amongst the programmes would be the establishment of three satellites training centres in the Greater Accra and Ashanti  Region for the training and production of Greenhouse Vegetable Farming".

According to him, the satellite centres were located at Kasoa, Akomadan and Dawhenya, adding that these centres would form the nucleus of commercial vegetable farming in the country. Whilst the centres at Dawhenya and Kasoa are in full operation, that of Akomadan in the Ashanti Region is expected to be completed by the end of next year".

The Minister again said, the three facilities would offer training to students in modern agricultural practices, particularly in area of Greenhouse Vegetable production.

Hon. Dr. Afriyie Akoto concluded that, under the agreement, The  international Centre For Agricultural Studies in Israel, will offer an 11 -months paid internship for groups of Ghanaian graduates in Israel".

 This programme is also dear to the heart of the president, we believe it is a major step towards achieving our campaign promise of revamping the economy of this country through agriculture,he said".

Source www.omytv.net | Kofi Dwumah

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