Gambia Horticultural Enterprises (GHE) with support from The Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) is offering a series of on-the-job training programmes in agribusiness for Gambian youth. Three separate training programmes are open for application:
Agro-processing Training Programme
Dates: 4 June – 5 August 2018
Location: GHE Farm and Multi-purpose Agro-processing Centre at Kembujeh Village (some 50 km from Banjul) and GHE Banjulinding Agro-food Processing Training Centre
Application deadline: 11.59 pm on Monday 28 May 2018
Pest Control Training Programme
Dates: 2 July – 5 August 2018
Location: GHE Pest Control Unit at Old Jeshwang (7 km from Banjul)
Application deadline: 11.59 pm on Wednesday 20 June 2018
Agro-product Marketing Training Programme
Dates: 30 July – 9 September 2018
Location: GHE New Era Factory at Old Jeshwang (7 km from Banjul)
Application deadline: 11.59 pm on Wednesday 18 July 2018
The training programmes will be highly participatory with both theory and practical elements, including classroom, workshop, factory and field work. The training programme will be conducted in English, Wolof or Mandinka depending on the preference of trainees. All materials and equipment required for the training programmes will be provided.
All programmes include a 1-week training on entrepreneurship and business skills.
Trainees will receive a stipend during the course of the training. For the Agro-processing Training Programme, the stipend will be D 5,000 for youth from GBA and D 9,000 for youth from all other regions. For the Pest Control Training Programme and the Agro-product Marketing Training Programme, the stipend will be D 3,000 for youth from GBA and D 5,000 for youth from all other regions.
Successful trainees will be able to apply for start-up support after completion of the training.
• Must be Gambian
• Must be aged 18-35
• No prior experience is necessary but applicants must demonstrate a strong interest and desire to undertake the training.
• Rural youth, returnees and school leavers are particularly encouraged to apply. A minimum of 50% rural youths will be selected.
Application forms are available online on the YEP Portal. You can download it here.
This form should be filled, printed, signed, and submitted to one of the following locations
• The Regional Agricultural Office in your region
• The GHE Office at 16 Mamadi Manjang Highway, Old Jeshwang
Please take note of the respective application deadlines:
Agro-processing Training Programme: 11.59 pm on Sunday 27 May 2018
Pest Control Training Programme: 11.59 pm on Wednesday 20 June 2018
Agro-product Marketing Training Programme: 11.59 pm on Wednesday 18 July 2018