51 agric students off to Israel for studies

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By Lorlornyofm September 13, 2018 06:31

51 agric students off to Israel for studies

Fifty-one Ghanaian agriculture graduates will, on 20 September 2018, leave the shores of Ghana for Israel where they would be taking part in a specialised “agrostudies” programme.

Jointly put together by the governments of Ghana and Israel, the programme offers an apprenticeship opportunity that focuses on capacity-building in agriculture, and promoting food security.

The maiden delegation, according to the government of Ghana, will be attached to cooperative farms called Kibbutz, in Israel, where they will work on the field to gather expertise in vegetable production.

While in Israel, the 51 graduates will also be exposed to Israeli agricultural technologies.

Speaking at the send-off ceremony in Accra on Wednesday, 12 September 2018, Israeli Ambassador to Ghana, Shani Cooper, said the programme will benefit both countries and strengthen Ghana’s relations with Israel.

She said: “Israeli farmers also benefit from hosting the foreign students and are able to pass on their knowledge and experience in commercial farming. This creates an ongoing and long-lasting effect as knowledge continues to flow and more commercial farming is made possible, leading to greater independence and food security around Ghana.”

She urged beneficiaries to exhibit good behaviour while in Israel and make the programme easily accessible to the next batch of beneficiaries.

“The state of Israel sees this project as a great opportunity of a perfect cooperation. Ghana and Israel are equal in the equation of beneficiaries. Israel is in need of good and trained people to work in agriculture, at the same time gather knowledge and rich experience. We are in need of responsible, creative and diligent people – and in the interviews you have been through, we have identified these qualities within you. Please prove us right.”

Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto told Class News’ Joshua Kodjo Mensah on the sidelines of the event that government, through this initiative, hopes to diversify Ghana’s agricultural economy.

Source: Ghana/ClassFMonline.com/91.3FM

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