This week, the FAO under its Multi-country support, the National Youth Authority, and UNIDO launched a 3-day workshop on youth agribusiness development at the La Dada-Kotopon Municipal Assembly in Accra. The workshop was organized to promote employment opportunities for Youth in Agribusiness.
In a speech to open the workshop, the FAO Representative to Ghana, Ndiaye Gueye, mentioned that agriculture and agribusiness are important industries that provide a lot of job chances for young people who are unemployed.
He claimed that, like other African nations, Ghana faces a significant problem with youth unemployment that calls for a comprehensive, deliberate, and ongoing solution. The unemployment rate is 28.1 percent, according to the Ghana Living Standards Survey 7, he pointed out.
In order to achieve the 2030 Global Development Agenda and the AU Agenda 2063, which give young people opportunities to be included in national development at all levels and empowered to realise their full potential while being recognised as resilient and helpful agents of change, it is crucial, according to Mr. Gueye, to address the issue of youth unemployment through entrepreneurial development.