Ghana: Sector Skills Strategy for Agriculture Sector

The Ghana Agriculture Sector Skills Body (SSB) has developed its skills strategy to facilitate the integration of skills development into sector development policies, so as to ensure that the supply of skills is tailored not only to meet the skills demand of the agriculture sector, but also to engineer the necessary growth in productivity and market orientation, which when sustained will produce sustained decent employment. It builds on the sector’s vision of modernised agriculture culminating in a structurally transformed economy and evident in food security, employment opportunities and reduced poverty in Ghana.

It also takes into account the mission of the sector, as defined by the government, to promote sustainable agriculture and thriving agribusiness through research and technology development, and through effective extension and other support services to farmers, processors and traders for improved livelihoods.