The Agricultural Technical Vocational Education and Training for Women Project (GIZ ATVET4W Project), facilitated by GIZ and the African Union Development Agency, have presented some training and technical materials to Agrihouse Foundation as part of a Capacity Development Programme dubbed ‘Gender Makes Business Sense’.
The items donated to Agrihouse Foundation included a brand-new HP Laptop; a three-in-one photocopy, printer and scanner; a box of Gender Makes Business Sense Training Manuals; a brand-new projector and tablet.
Presenting the items last week Friday, the Corporate Advisor of GIZ Ms. Sara Jabril said the ‘Gender Makes Business Sense’ programme seeks to empower women in the agri-foods sector, to help them develop their leadership skills and further take up leadership roles within the value chain.
She said the programme focuses on developing business skills of agriwomen while tackling gender issues and dynamics which affect the development and progress of women in the agricultural space “so that women can profit more from increased income,” she noted.
The Technical Advisor, Mr. Michael Boateng, said even though statistics show that about eighty percent of Ghanaian women work in the agric space, they continue to face many socio-cultural issues which hinder their progress in the agricultural sector.
He expressed optimism that Agrihouse Foundation will make the most of the training and technical materials, as they are incorporated into the training and capacity building projects facilitated by the Foundation.
Receiving the items on behalf of Agrihouse Foundation in the company of Mr. Michael Opuni-Frimpong , the General Manager, Executive Director Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa thanked GIZ ATVET4W Project for supporting Agrihouse with the training and technical materials, which she noted will be utilized effectively in the various training and capacity building projects facilitated by the Foundation.
She said Agrihouse Foundation is looking forward to more collaboration and partnerships with GIZ, as the two organisations work together to strengthen the existing working relationship.
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (English: German Corporation for International Cooperation GmbH), often shortened to simply GIZ, is a German development agency that provides services in the field of international development cooperation and international education work.
GIZ works with partners in national governments, actors from the private sector, civil society and research institutions. The organisation aims to deliver effective solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions.
Agrihouse Foundation is a non-governmental agricultural capacity building organisation, with special focus on the promotion and changing perception of agriculture through tactical programmes and initiatives for students, women, farmers, farming associations, agribusinesses and the entirety of actors within the value chain.
Our projects include the Agricultural Students Career Guidance and Mentorship Dialogues Bootcamp (AG- STUD); Livestock Poultry & Fisheries Trade Show (LiPF); Women in Food and Agricultural Leadership Forum (WOFAGRIC) and Gold in the Soil Awards; International Farmers & Agribusiness’ Resilience and Sustainability Convention (INTAFAC); Annual Pre-Harvest Agribusiness Conference and Exhibitions; The Agrihouse Agri-Woman Market Place; Agri-Watch; 1 Household-1 Garden Initiative (1H-1G).