ACCRA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

ACCRA

TECHNICAL

UNIVERSITY

Integrity, Creativity & Excellence

ACCRA

TECHNICAL

UNIVERSITY

Integrity, Creativity & Excellence

ACCRA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

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ATU, MSM Collabo: ATU to Provide Agribusiness Start-up Course to Young Entrepreneurs

Deans and Heads of Departments of Accra Technical University (ATU) have benefited from a five-day training in entrepreneurship. Vin Morar, an Entrepreneurship expert from the Maastricht School of Management (MSM), the Netherlands, took the beneficiary staff through the training module. This first training is part of a total of five training sessions that will prepare ATU staff to develop a commercial agribusiness course with a particular emphasis on female entrepreneurship.

The training is built on the pedestal of Ghana’s buoyant agriculture economy which employs about 65% of Ghana’s formal and informal sector. On the back of this, ATU will provide agribusiness start-up course to young entrepreneurs, with an emphasis on female participants. The Tailor-Made-Training (TMT) is a collaboration between MSM and ATU to design a short course that concentrates on:

  • Agri-business value chains, focusing on downstream activities, such as added value products, processing, packaging, import substitution and market linkages.
  • Agri-business start-up and development, that focuses on the wider opportunity of commercial farming that attracts young female entrepreneurs
  • Agri-business female entrepreneurs, as women represent a large proportion of agricultural workers, but operate mostly at the lower, less profitable end of the value chains.