Empowering Sierra Leone’s Agricultural Future: IITA’s Transformative Initiatives through the ENABLE TAAT Project

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has reinforced its commitment to fostering agricultural progress in Sierra Leone through a strategic partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture. The Memorandum of Understanding, signed by Dr. Simeon Ehui, IITA’s Director-General, and CGIAR Director for Africa, and Hon Henry Musa Kpaka, Sierra Leone’s Minister of Agriculture, signifies a […]

IITA trains over 1,900 youths in agribusiness; targets 10,000 beneficiaries

As part of concerted efforts to expose youths to diverse opportunities in agriculture, alleviate unemployment, and bolster agricultural productivity in Nigeria to grow wealth and combat poverty, the Youth in Agribusiness (YAS) project of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has successfully trained 1,918 youths in different parts of the country. In collaboration with[…..]

I-Youth Agripark Initiative Thrives

The Agribusiness Park Initiative is strongly helping I-Youth Project beneficiaries through a six-month transformative entrepreneurial program focused on experiential learning within clustered agribusinesses. The initiative is empowering the beneficiaries with tangible support, offering them access to essential resources such as space and agricultural inputs, as well as mentorship. The park provides opportunities for beneficiaries to[…..]

World Bank Country Director challenges Agripreneurs

IYA recently hosted, the Country Director of the World Bank for Nigeria, Dr. Shubham Chaudhuri during his visit to the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) headquarters in Ibadan. During the visit, IYA provided a comprehensive overview of its initiatives, achievements, and success stories. The program highlighted its ongoing collaboration with the World Bank on[…..]

Empowering Malawi’s youth through agricultural innovation: The AIYAP II Collaboration

In implementing the Agricultural Infrastructure and Youth in Agribusiness Project (AIYAP II) in Malawi, the African Development Bank (AfDB) is collaborating with the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) and ENABLE TAAT. The AIYAP project is on the mission to fight food insecurity and youth unemployment by improving irrigation. Recently, a team from the AfDB,[…..]

Fostering sustainable soybean seed production in Zambia

A group of young people who participated in the ENABLE TAAT Pass-It-On Seed Initiative in Zambia have produced a remarkable yield of 8.5 tonnes of improved soybean seeds. This initiative offers technical assistance and monitoring to the trainees, ensuring that the soybean seeds meet quality standards and thus improve their marketability. After receiving intensive training,[…..]

Youth Agripreneurs shine in Zambia

Solwezi AgriExpo In the heart of Solwezi, Western Province, Zambia Youth Agripreneurs (ZYA) teamed up with IITA to make a big impact at the AgriExpo, hosted by Global Network Solutions. This month-long event offered a platform for ZYA to showcase their innovative agricultural technologies in cassava production and processing, further solidifying their position as industry[…..]

Empowering Youth for a Sustainable Future: The impact of green skills in agriculture

Every year, the International Youth Day celebration sheds light on the remarkable potential and responsibilities of young people. To commemorate this special day, IITA Youth Agripreneurs (IYA) hosted a conference aimed at enlightening young minds about the significance of adopting green skills for a more sustainable and eco-friendly future, alluding to the United Nations (UN)[…..]

CGIAR DGs Visit the IITA Youth in Agribusiness Unit

During the Collaborative Engagement of the Directors General of CGIAR Centers based in Africa, as part of a collective commitment to advancing the One CGIAR mission for the benefit of Africa, IITA Youth in Agribusiness (IYA) had the privilege of hosting Dr. Simeon Ehui, the new Director General of IITA and CGIAR Regional Director for[…..]

Smart Irrigation Revolutionizes Agriculture

In the heart of a resilient community, three young visionaries, Yvonne, Mostern, and Golden, embarked on a journey that reshaped not just their lives but also the agricultural landscape of their region. Fueled by determination and guided by the insights gained from the ENABLE-TAAT Project, they revolutionized their vegetable business, transitioning from traditional farming methods[…..]