MADE internship programme 2020
Supporting agribusinesses amidst the COVID-19 pandemic
During June to September 2020, the Market Development Programme for Northern Ghana (MADE) ran a successful pilot internship programme. Thirty recent graduates from Ghanaian agricultural colleges were placed with selected partner agribusinesses operating across 58 of the 78 districts in the Northern Savannah Ecological Zone.
The aims of the internship scheme were to provide recent graduates with the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of what it is like to work for the private sector; to change industry perceptions on the value of recruiting young professionals to farm advisory positions; and critically, to help support rural farming communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Impacts of the internship programme
Perspective of Savanna Agri Chains Ltd
MADE interns demonstrate best practice to farmers
MADE interns raise awareness of COVID-19