Sierra Leone News: New project to build employment for youth in Agric sector

Sierra Leone News: New project to build employment for youth in Agric sector

ATVET participants

As a strategy to achieve agriculture-based growth and food security in Africa, policy makers, experts and heads of technical vocational institutions have on Wednesday 6th February 2019 held a dialogue meeting on the implementation of Agricultural Technical Vocational Education and Training (ATVET) project Sierra Leone. The ATVET project, according to Abraham Sarfo, Consultant, ATVET project focuses on a professionalised, productive agricultural sector. ATVET, he pointed out to the African agricultural sector's potential for employment, food security and sustainable economic growth. Sarfo further underscored the importance of enhancing the capacity of agricultural education for African countries to meet agricultural production targets and reduce rural unemployment. In many African countries, he pointed out, the agricultural skills, the skills and access to professionalization and the expansion of agricultural production, processing and marketing. "The ATVET provides training and continuing education opportunities that are geared to rural farmers. "Sarfo stated," Through competency-based training with agricultural value chains, students are equipped with the required skills to meet labor-market needs as a majority of the workforces that are smallholder farmers. The African Union (AU) is a member of the African Union and is a member of the agricultural sector. Gantoli noted the heterogeneous nature of Africa's agricultural sector focus on the focus of the ATVET project that aims to develop curricula that are both tailored to countries' skills and based on the following high-priority value chains. He added, "It aims to achieve agricultural growth rates in Africa. The project is to the professionalization and certification of smallholder farmers and future agri-takers. "The intervention helps to ensure that future employment opportunities are sustainable, planned for and labor market-oriented."

SV / 6/2/19

By Sylvia Villa

Thursday February 07 2019.