RMG Ghana Limited, a leading agricultural Input dealership company gave Agric students in eleven tertiary institutions across the country practical orientation on their Livingfields Vegetable Farm at the just ended Agric Students Career Guidance and Mentorship Dialogue (Ag-Stud)
The program which was organised by Agrihouse Foundation in partnership with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture brought a number of stakeholders along the value chain of agribusiness.
The day one of the program saw students taken on a field trip to RMG Ghana’s Livingfields at Asutsuare in the Eastern Region of Ghana for practical orientation on how students can find a place in agribusiness after graduating.
At the field, participants were led by Farm Manager of Livingfields, Mr. Dennins Nkrumah
Introducing them to the RMG Livingfields Program, Mr. Nkrumah indicated that the project which covers a 100-acre plot of land seeks to engage and prepare graduate farmers who have the interest to go into agribusiness for the job market, either as quality employees of existing agric firms or successful entrepreneurs in the sector
He also indicated that “the Livingfields also serves as research grounds for determining the validity and efficacy of products before the company makes them available to the market.”
To this, Mr. Martin Nartey (Commercial manager) indicated that the research was not one meant to necessarily collate data for the public but to test the effectiveness of input to guide RMG Ghana in their sales and recommendations to customers and so did not necessarily require blocking.
After the Livingfields experience, Managing Director of RMG Ghana, Mr. Williams Kotey lectured participant on the theme: ‘What Agric Industry Players Expect from New Graduates’.
He began his presentation by outlining the various business opportunities in the agribusiness chain from production, processing, through to the final consumer. He also emphasized on the role of information technology (I.T) in the agribusiness processes in production, marketing etc.
“There are opportunities in postharvest, warehousing, technology and even teaching and so it all depends on what the graduate farmer wants” he added.
RMG not seeking to be employer but to develop talents worth employing.