Ghana: Training for Food Bridge entrepreneurs on good agricultural practices

In January a training course on good agricultural practices was organised through the Fit For Market SPS programme for 14 small agri-food entrepreneurs and producers in Ghana who are part of The Food Bridge’s network.

The training was co-facilitated by two Ghana-based trainers, Mark Tutu Sarpong and Benjamin H.K. Atidjah, and was conducted entirely remotely. It consisted of several short live Zoom sessions, as well as practical exercises and case studies prepared by the trainers to illustrate the technical content, shared via the WhatsApp group and email.

This type of training would normally include practical, hands-on activities. As physical field visits were not possible due to Covid restrictions, the experts demonstrated good practices through images, pre-recorded videos or live broadcasts, to allow the participants to apply the theoretical concepts discussed in the classroom (observation techniques, pest recognition, application of plant protection products, etc.).

The participants are now equipped with basic relevant knowledge concerning good agricultural practices (GAP), and will be able to adopt some of the key elements of the concept and begin practising them on their farms.

This activity is supported by the Fit For Market SPS programme, implemented by COLEACP within the Framework of Development Cooperation between the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) and the European Union.