COLLEGE OF TROPICAL AGRICULTURE
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KITA has witnessed modest achievements.
In December 2010, KITA was again awarded Regional Best Institution by the Ministry of Agiculture MOFA on its 26th National Farmers Day celebration in the Ashanti region, in recognition of its immense contribution to the development of Agriculture in Ghana.
Since 2008, KITA has been consulting for the Rural Enterprises Project (REP) of the ministry of Trade and has been providing competency-based skill training in agricultural enterprises such as mushroom, snail, grasscutter and rabbitry; as well as agroprocessing such as cassava processing, palm oil processing, and finally Business skills training for SMEs such as marketing skills, record keeping, management skills, business Advocacy, group dynamics, credit management, Business Growth skills among others.
In December 2007, KITA was awarded District Best Institution by the Ministry of Agriculture MOFA on its 23rd National Farmers day celebration in the Ejisu Juaben District in the Ashanti region.
From 2007 – 2010 KITA has forged a strong collaboration with The Peace Corps Ghana office where KITA has been training newly arrived Peace Corps volunteer trainees during the Inservice Training (ISTs). KITA continues to provide technical support to the Peace Corps volunteers on the field through its agroforestry program with Trees for the Future.
It has trained over 15,000 youth and prospective farmers, most of whom have won national best farmer awards. Graduates of the Institute are noted for reviving collapsed farms. It has also trained over 800 practicing farmers with free follow-up consultancy to help them put the acquired technology into practice.
KITA served as consultants to the Skills Training and Employment Placement program of the Ministry of Manpower Development and Employment in 2004, and trained 1000 unemployed youth in mushroom and rabbit production accross the country. through this initiative KITA established the National Youth Agricultural Cooperative Centers (NYACC) Project as a means of creating perpertual employment and continuous education for the youth in various regions and districts in Ghana. KITA is still looking for collaboration with interested organisations to develop the NYACC project.
Participatory Village Development Program in Ejisu-Juaben District in collaboration with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) and the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Assistance (CFTC).
Kita won National best Agro-forestry Farmer Award in 1992.
Many graduates have won national Best farmer Awards and others received NGO grants to finance agro-forestry and other income generating projects in their communities.
Trainees receive best-farmer awards
The institute embarks upon environmental protection programs. It has a 12 acre Alley Cropping project at its former site in Broadi. It has embarked on other forest recovery programs including planting of trees along water bodies. It has also embarked upon tree planting exercises in communities around the institute.
KITA has developed a credit scheme to seek funds to provide a Revolving Fund credit for graduates who have applied to take up farming as a career in co-operatives after National Service on land KITA has purchased for this project. The vegetable section has begun at Essienimpong, Ashanti.
The college has many students sponsored though many governmental and private institutions.
Graduates also participate in the National Service Scheme in rural districts including teaching in secondary schools, and supporting the district extension staff
HND General Agriculture
HND Tropical Agriculture