Senegalese Youth visits IITA for Orientation exercise

As part of the preparation for the implementation of the pilot phase of agribusiness incubation for ENABLE Youth Program in Senegal, 15 selected beneficiaries of the program were at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture in Nigeria for an orientation exercise with IITA Youth Agripreneurs. The visit was to expose the youth to agribusiness incubation […]

US Ambassador inspires IITA youth agripreneurs to lead efforts in creating jobs for African youth

The US Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Stuart Symington, accompanied by the Political and Economic Officer from the office of the US Consulate, General Benjamin Williams, paid a courtesy visit to IITA on 28 August to meet the IITA Youth Agripreneurs (IYA) and learn more about the progress of the Youth-in-Agribusiness initiative. Ambassador Symington and Williams were[…..]

Sterling Bank explores partnership with IITA on agribusiness financing

A commercial bank in Nigeria, Sterling Bank Plc is exploring areas of partnership with IITA on an agribusiness financing loan scheme for “Agripreneurs” who have been trained and mentored by the Institute. The agribusiness financing scheme known as the Agribusiness Small and Medium Enterprises Investment Scheme (AGSMEIS) is a voluntary initiative of the Bankers’ Committee to support the Federal[…..]

IITA…Enabling Youth in Agriculture

For six years, IITA has been supporting the dreams and aspirations of many African youth by creating a platform that encourages them to choose a career in agriculture. The IITA Youth Agripreneurs (IYA) initiative, which started at the IITA Headquarters, Ibadan, Nigeria in August 2012 has grown; spreading tentacles across Africa and guiding vibrant, energetic,[…..]

Enable Youth Project

The African Development Bank (AfDB), in collaboration with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), will organize the ENABLE (Empowering Novel Agri-Business-Led Employment) Youth Program Design Workshop on April 21-22, 2016 in Abuja, Nigeria. Two hundred participants from more than 30 countries are expected to attend the two-day workshop, which features prominent speakers, including private[…..]