Kumasi Institute of Tropical Agriculture

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Kumasi, Ghana
Ghana
Agribusiness, Agritech

Kumasi Institute of Tropical Agriculture (KITA) is a non-profit premier tropical agricultural college in Ghana Networkingwith local and global institutions to better the lives of rural farmers, unemployed youth, hungry and homeless families, women, aids victims and orphans, needy street children, the aged, and the disabled Through training, seminars and workshops, technology transfer, on-farm research, environmental conservation, volunteer exchange, seeds and food aid, input and clothing distribution and children’s sponsorship For environmentally sustainable development, that enhances the local economy, the nation and the quality of life in Africa since 1984.

The specific objectives include:

  • To enhance the transfer of modern agricultural technology to rural farmers through workshops, seminars short courses, correspondence courses, and overseas training
  • To provide vocational technical agricultural training to the youth both literate and non literate
  • To protect the environment for increased agricultural productivity
  • To assist rural farmers to have links to credit and inspire confidence of financial institutions in rural agricultural credit delivery
  • To undertake farmer-based research to develop appropriate strategies for practicing farmers, both commercial and subsistence
  • To provide consultancy to prospective and practicing farmers and trainees to establish their own agricultural projects and identify market for their produce
  • To assist rural communities to draw their own village development plans based on their local resources, to improve upon their own lifestyles
  • To liaise with local and international institutions and organisations with similar objectivesHands-on organic vegetable production training

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