To imbibe the desire for agribusiness in all Ghanaian youth
Our Organisation, Plantation Adventurers, a Tourism and Event Hub, focuses on agro-tourism
We seek to imbibe Agripreneurship in our youth, primarily in the second cycle schools and
We help in the development and sustainability of agriculture in our catchment communities by blending it with tourism.
We provide fun, educative, modern ideologies and practical activities, fused with cultural entertainment for both students and tourist.
Plantation Adventurers tours take students through the farming process right from tilling the land, sowing of seeds, fertilization, irrigation, weeding, harvesting, threshing, storage and food production, as well as the various stages of animal husbandry.
This creates a vivid picture of how the agricultural business sector works and how food ends up in restaurants and the home.
We charge a fee from which we generate an alternative source of revenue for new and existing farmers in addition to the sale of their farm produce
The introduction of tourism into the school farms will generate supplementary income to sustain their produce and buy equipment/tools for their students, which will inherently increase the interest of students in the sector.
The team members at Plantation Adventurers have disciplines in tourism, marketing, project management and business administration. We won admission into the SEED Starter social enterprise business development workshop in July 2016 and as part of the program we were tasked to raise Five Hundred ($500) for our business by 13th November, 2016 to enable us qualify for the next workshop.
Our Long Term Plan
For second cycle schools with farm lands, we intend to work with the students to develop their facilities and whip up student interest, while creating a conducive environment for tourist and students from other institutions. Our patrons will be given guided tours and the students will be provided with organized talks/seminars by “modern farmers”, entrepreneurs and other key stakeholders in the Agricultural sector.
Schools in the Ahanta-East Metropolis in the Western Region will be the first beneficiaries. This is because over the years the top agricultural schools have been from the region. Unfortunately, their successes have become difficult to maintain due to the lack of constant revenue from government, inadequate equipment, tools and limited resources. Additionally, the use of manual labour in school farms gives students the impression that agriculture is hard work and pays little.
Thus our strategy is to blend agriculture with tourism and a bit of recreation so young people, including university graduates, sign up for our fun filled agrotourism adventure.
Why We Need You
We are hoping to raise a total of Two Thousand Dollars ($2000) for our first pilot run. However, we need to raise Five Hundred dollars ($500) by 13th November, 2016 to enable us complete the SEED Starter program.
Consequently, we are appealing to you to help us safeguard our agricultural industry “one school at a time”, by donating to our fund.
By donating to the fund you will help pay for a student’s practical field trip to an established plantation to gain hands on practical knowledge in agricultural entrepreneurship,
Part of this fund also go into paying for student farm supplies such as
Knapsack sprayers and
Green houses for the school farms.
We have already identified a piece of land with a fish pond which we plan to develop into a tourist-friendly pond site for the first phase in this project [see photo inserts]. Help us create and convert this fertile piece of land with a fishing pond and atmosphere from basic agriculture to an agrotourism hub for students.
Help us to keep the smiles, hopes and dreams of these young future Agriprenuers.
Kindly donate to help us achieve our course, every penny counts.