Participant Introduction-Prince (Ghana)

2024 participant (Ghana)

“Being able to see the tangible results of my work, and knowing that I’ve made a difference motivates me to continuously strive for excellence.”

Prince Yeboah is a recent university graduate from Winneba, Ghana. He works with the Peace and Love Vegetable Growers Association as an office assistant, collecting data from farmers and doing community engagement and outreach. His organization is “the most vibrant vegetable growers association in the Ashanti region of Ghana,” and he appreciates what he has been able to learn by working with them. 

Prince has organized skill enhancement workshops and trainings in organic vegetable production for association members. These workshops not only taught valuable agricultural techniques but also fostered a sense of camaraderie and knowledge-sharing within the community. The farmers he works with value working together and sharing resources, though at times, they also deal with conflicts regarding land ownership, water rights and market pricing and distribution.

At ARI Prince hopes to learn all aspects of organic farming and improve his livestock keeping skills. He also wants to learn to be an effective community leader, to involve youth and physically challenged people in organic farming. His university focus was disability studies, and he anticipates sharing with ARI participants how to better treat and relate with physically challenged people. 

Sending Body:

The Peace and Love Vegetable Growers Association of Kumasi, Ghana, has served member farmers for nearly two decades. Members provide fresh healthy vegetable produce for surrounding communities, and the organization seeks to enrich its members with better knowledge on farming and gain funding for member activities. The organization recognizes Prince’s enthusiasm for the development of young people. Prince will develop a “Youth in Agriculture” project to train local youth in organic farming techniques and agribusiness, encouraging them to consider farming as a financially and environmentally sustainable career.