Best Ideas 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.
One youth, One acre of land
Explain your idea in details:
1. The main objective of the project is to create jobs,equip the youth with skills and encourage them to engage themselves in mechanized agriculture that would generate income and food for their livelihoods and the country as a whole. 2. Is to produce good and quality produce for the local Ghanaian markets, Africa and other nations. 3. As a start up project, a land of 40 hectares and more ( 100 acres and more in each community ) would be allocated in 10 communities and out of these 40 hectares, each youth is going to be allocated one acre of land. Allocations would be done in the same enclosed area ( in chains ) for Vegetable, fruits and other related crop cultivation It would be an all year round farming (IRRIGATION). Agriculture Network Solution ( agrinet solution ) would provide all the necessary logistics such as Tractor, herbicides, cutlass, seedling etc. 3. The lands for this project will be acquired through the chiefs and elders in each community, the lands will be cleared and plough before being demarcated to each youth. 4. The following mass activities would be carried out on the farm respectively: a.Seed/Seedlings sowing/planting. b.visit to the farm c.Herbicides application. d.Watering of the crops
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
1. The project will cover all the regions in Ghana within five years. Agrinet solution would provide employment for more than 1,000 youths within a year and over 10,000 youths in five years. We are pursuing these activities because we want alleviate poverty and unemployment in the nation by producing enough good and quality food. 2. Minimize Rural Urban migration. 3. To restore Ghanaian licit agricultural economy through empowered human resource, agricultural production and productivity,improved physical infrastructure, and market development. 3.Ministry of Food and Agriculture and other experts in agricultural would train the youths on good and modern mechanized ways of farming from the starting stage to the harvest stage. 4.Success story: agrinet solution has already approach one community (Sogakofe) and over 100 acres of land has been released by the chief to the youths towards this project.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
THE PRODUCTS ARE Vegetables, cereal and other crops that grows well in the various Villages and community.1. What makes our produce distinctive?Good health is our top priority therefore our produce would be of a high quality to meet Food and Drugs Authority standards, application of natural organic fertilizer which will make the produce healthy for consumption therefore would be the number one produce in the market.THE TARGET MARKET 1. Local market 2. Malls,Super market and Hotels 3. House holds and Organisation 4. The produce are also going to be supplied to the Ghana school feeding program authority 5. International market ( export )a. Agrinet solution would take advantage of the social media and internet to reach out to our targeted customers both international and local markets. b. Through Electronic Agricultural Market, E-Market would be an online market shop whereby restaurants, Organizations, malls and individuals can shop from. The E-market is going to be the first and biggest online agriculture market in Ghana. SOURCE OF FUNDS The source of funds for this project would be from Sponsorships and Investors.HOW THE PROJECT WILL GENERATE FUNDS The project would generate funds through selling of the produce.2.agrinet solution has been intouch with Ministry of Food and Agricultural, Ghana irrigation service and other agricultural expects for collaboration verbally and all have assured to give the necessary support to sustain and also be the backbone for the project.
I am called Kallai Prince, born on 27/09/1986 (32 years). I have completed my secondary education, currently having diploma certificate in oil and gas, information communication technology, human resource, and health and safety. I am the president of volta youth association which our objective is to empower the youths through various handy craft and also create jobs avenue for the youths. agrinet solution is a team of young dedicated youths who are willing and ready to bring change into the world by providing food, shelter, jobs and other social amenities such as school,toilet clinic and others. I am a dedicated volunteer at Hult Prize 2019 held in Accra.