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The John A. Kufuor Foundation has launched the Maiden Youth in Agribusiness Festival

Press Release

The John A. Kufuor Foundation (JAKF) has launched the maiden Youth in Agribusiness Festival on the 31st of March, 2022 at the International Press Center, Accra. The festival is in line with the JAK Foundation quest to establish the Youth in Agribusiness Information hub in Ghana. The hub will be a one-stop shop where all the necessary information needed for the development and sustainability of agribusiness could be accessed by all young people in Ghana.

With the objective of creating an environment that will make young people who are actively engaged in the agriculture and its related business to share their success stories. The festival also anticipates bringing together major stakeholders and young agribusiness practitioners on one platform to share their experiences, learn lessons, network and forge strategic partnership along the agricultural value chain. Again, the festival will create an investment and business opportunities for the development of the agribusiness sector that will be attractive to young Ghanaians. It is envisaged that, this initiative will serve as a motivation to whip-up the interest of the teeming young people to venture into agribusiness.

To this end, young agribusiness practitioners aged 18 to 35 who are involved in technology service provision, agri-input dealing, farming/production, agri advisory and financial service, processing/value addition, packaging, branding, digital/online marketing and distribution among others, will be engaged to share their stories.

The 3-day festival is planned to take place in July, 2022 at the Jubilee park and the Prempeh Assembly Hall in Kumasi.  In attendance will be major stakeholders in the agribusiness sector, development partners, public and private organizations, students, the media, academia and research institutions and youth groups.


Activities for the festival include: exhibition of agribusiness product and services, premiering of a documentary about the youth in agribusiness in Ghana, finance and investment forum, training and sector-based breakout sessions among others

The theme for the maiden edition is: Youth in agribusiness in Ghana, the story so far and the way forward.

Partners that constitute the planning committee for the preparation of the festival include representative of the Ghana Investment Promotion Center, National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme, National Youth Authority, GIZ-Agribiz Project, Chamber of Agribusiness Ghana, Oak Foundation, Kent Investment, Ghana Association of Journalist in Agriculture and Agribusiness Student Association of Ghana.

The John A. Kufuor Foundation (JAKF) envisions the establishment of peaceful, well-governed and economically sustainable societies in Ghana and Africa. Therefore, the Foundation seeks to promote effective leadership as the catalyst for good governance and socioeconomic development, using advocacy, programmatic interventions and strategic partnerships with like-minded organizations and establishments to transform Ghana and Africa. The Foundation is founded on three interrelated pillars – Leadership, Governance and Socioeconomic Development. In line with its socioeconomic development pillar, the Foundation leverages the human capital of Ghana’s youthful population in the advancement of entrepreneurship and agribusiness.