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.

Read our full report on the internship programme, including recommendations for how the pilot could be adapted for future initiatives.

Graduate interns equipped with nose masks and tablets at an orientation meeting

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

The interns' experiences: Guest posts