The training of young farmers in modern agricultural methods,to improve productivity, efficiency and environmental sensitivity, taking advantage of the latest research reports coming from highly regarded institution such as at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture,seems to be on the agenda of the country.
” The proportion of Ghanaians living in cities is, in fact, exactly the same as Nigeria at 44 per cent, according to the Population Reference Bureau. But in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Ethiopia it is between 12 and 23 per cent.The Leventis Foundation school is seeking to persuade 25 to 35 year olds – it has recruited about 100 each year since 1987 – that agriculture is not as bad as conventional wisdom suggests. “The general belief is that it’s only the poor man who farms. That’s not true,” says Mr Popoola. “But for anybody to be interested in farming that profit has to be shown. Not just the theory, or someone telling them a story.”[FT Africa]