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Friday ,04 Mar 2011 06:21:30
Agriculture: Promise 1: 1,200 youth will be trained and 7,000 youth supplied with inputs and cultivate 5600hectors of maize
Based on the premise of investing in agriculture to create employment opportunities, the NDC promised to "train 1,200 youth in agriculture and 7,000 youth will be supplied with inputs to cultivate 5,600 acres of land." 
Promise Source: 2009 Budget pg 65, bulletin 279

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Research findings

6th Report January 2011
still waiting for release of funds to implement  fisheries, livestock & Agribusiness component of the Youth in Agriculture Project.
Source: Ghana Post Elections 6th Report January 2011

5th Report October/November 2010
So far only the Block Farm component of this project has been undertaken. The remaining 3 programs under Youth In Agriculture Project (Fisheries, Livestock & Agribusiness ) still waiting for release of funds to implement them.
Source: Ghana Post Elections 5th Report October/November 2010
4th Report September 2010
The ministry has completed registration of youth and waiting for funds to be released for their training and then rope them into the YIAP: fisheries, Agro-Business, and Livestock.
Ghana Post Elections 4th Report September 2010

3rd Report August 2010
Registration is currently ongoing to register interested youth in Livestock and Fisheries.
Source: Ghana Post Elections 3rd Report August 2010 2010
2nd Report July 2010
No significant change made on this promise. Still at the stage of introducing "Block Farm" to the youth.
Source: Ghana Post Elections 2nd Report July 2010

1st Report January - June 2010
The project is yet to be implemented as promised in the manifesto. However, there is a “National Youth in Agriculture” programme (YIAP) established in 2009 under the ministry of agriculture. The ministry through its reforestation project has engaged a number of people in the Brong Ahafo region for the aforestation project. According to the statistics from the ministry, 47,000 youth have so far benefitted from the programme. Other farmers have also benefited from a different model under the YIAP known as “Block Farm” where youth who are interested in farming organize themselves in groups and seek assistance from the ministry, under the YIAP. The ministry then gives them farm inputs, advisory services and seedlings to cultivate, and they only pay back the cost of the inputs supplied them by the ministry after they have harvested the produce.
Source: Ghana Post Elections 1st Report January - June 2010


Other Promises
Promise 2: Establish District Agricultural Advisory Services (DAAS) in all 170 Districts
Promise 1: 1,200 youth will be trained and 7,000 youth supplied with inputs and cultivate 5600hectors of maize

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