The Students’ In Free Enterprise (SIFE) at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology has ventured into exotic vegetable cultivation as part of a project to develop the interest of the youth in agriculture.

The collegiate organisation has been providing training for its members and equipping them with skills in leadership and entrepreneurship through community development programmes.

Nelson Owusu Ansah, president of SIFE-KNUST, said the group is also building the capacity of the youth in local communities to imbibe the principles of agriculture commercialisation for wealth creation.

After a successful pilot project in the Sekyere Afram Plains of Ashanti Region, the group has secured a large stretch of land to go into large-scale vegetable production.

“We are hoping to use this land effectively to produce enough vegetables which can be supplied throughout the year and we are hoping that with the necessary structures that we are putting in place, this project will go a long way to help the youth in the communities in getting out of poverty”,  Mr. Owusu Ansah said.