A third of the global annual food production, approximately 1.3 billion tons, is lost due to post-harvest losses and farmers bear the brunt of post-harvest losses.
Project Kenten (Local language Twi for “basket”) explores problems facing agri-business in Ghana from a logistics perspective. From Post-Harvest Losses (PHL) of up to 40 per cent from rural areas, weak market access and poor cash flow to managing food provision with rapid urbanisation. Key partners in the project are Regional Maritime University (Ghana), the University of Durham and Wazent Enterprises.
In the short term, Project Kenten will clarify field-to-market operational challenges and identify key solutions for enhancing the agri-business entrepreneurial ecosystem. Longer-term, the Kenten project will contribute to building agricultural capacity, reducing transaction costs and building sustainability as Ghana’s population rises to 37 million (up from 31 million in 2020) and Accra doubles in size by 2030
To achieve this, the project will research these PHL operational dimensions and disseminate them to stakeholders. This can happen concurrently as the project partnership strengthens its grasp of the local context and builds tailor-made resources for local players.
This project will also harness the power of these networks and ensure that there is piloting of initiatives that bear the most appropriate solutions. Additionally, it will embed efforts by the university and the business ecosystem in Cameron, Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leonne to enhance transferrable skills across all stakeholders.
Project page : https://lnkd.in/dqAtPQss
We wish this project well as we unite to grow and innovate Africa for youth employment opportunities
British Council – Innovation for African Universities Programme (IAU)
The British Council IAU programme is implemented by the Centre of Excellence, a partnership between City, University of London, the University of Nairobi, and ChangeSschool UK.
The Programme comprises 24 partnerships of UK universities, SSA universities and entrepreneurial ecosystem organisations. The Programme is running in Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana & South Africa.
We’re looking forward to working in partnership with project KENTEN to exchange knowledge and ideas to strengthen the role of universities in entrepreneurship ecosystems.
To find out more:
George Kobina vanDyck Robert Bell Kieran Jude Fernandes Atanu Chaudhuri Andrew Bird Adowarim Lugu-zuri Julie Cege Lydiah Zachary Prof Mary Kinoti Sam Kamuriwo Sara Jones Rebecca Kuthera
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