IITA Youth Agripreneur wins Innovative Youth Award

A member of the IITA Youth Agripreneurs in Kalambo has emerged as the winner of the best innovative youth and Project award in South Kivu, Kalambo. The award ceremony, which was part of the women’s entrepreneurship fair, recorded a massive turnout of women who were entrepreneurs from all sectors of the economy. Seven IYA Kalambo […]

Turning dreams into reality in West Africa

© Post originally published on www.ifad.org Many young people leave their homes in the rural areas of West Africa with a dream of succeeding in the city. But all too often, they can only find poorly paid jobs in the informal sector—if they find work at all. In Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa,[…..]

Ecobank collaborates with IITA to train and support 16,000 youths on agripreneurship

For immediate release Ecobank collaborates with IITA to train and support 16,000 youths on agripreneurship The partnership will also develop a youth-focused agribusiness finance model  Ibadan, Nigeria, March 10, 2023 – Ecobank, through a collaboration with the Nigeria-based CGIAR center International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), will provide training and support services to 16,000 youths[…..]

Onboarding of Beneficiaries at I-Youth Agripark

It started from an idea, now it is operational. I-Youth has established an Agribusiness Park in Kaduna state to provide trained beneficiaries with a common space and facility to operate their agric enterprises. The poultry Agribusiness Park housed within the facility of Miringa Farms in Zaria has two units of 1500-capacity layers pens, a unit[…..]

Youth Aquaculture Enterprise in Zambia demonstrates profitability

The youth compact of the Technologies of African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) has a mandate to promote economic power among youth in Africa. This is does by exposing youth to agribusiness value chains and various profitability mechanisms. In Zambia, the compact, also called ENABLE-TAAT, has recorded a recurring success among the youth that are making a[…..]

ENABLE-TAAT launches demo fields at 12 NYSC Orientation camps

In line with its objective to provide agribusiness support to youth, ENABLE-TAAT has established agribusiness demonstration farms at 12 orientation camps of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Nigeria. This initiative was a response to the call of the youth whose interest was stimulated after benefiting from the compact’s agribusiness sensitization in March, May, August[…..]

“We had life-transforming experience with ENABLE-TAAT” – Beneficiaries in Kenya

Jonathan Mutinda and Ian Mambo are beneficiaries of ENABLE-TAAT in Kenya. After a training and mentorship period of 15 months, they were able to create their own enterprise. At the beginning of their venture, they leased one-eighth of an acre at Dukuma Dam, Makueni County, where they began planting and selling OFSP and other vegetables.[…..]

Enable TAAT provides youths networking platform at open day in Tanzania

In contributing to youth inclusion and development, ENABLE TAAT organized an Open Day that provided a good networking forum for farmers and youth in Tanzania to share different knowledge and ideas about agribusiness at various capacities.  as a means of developing their capacity, promoting, and showcasing youth agricultural products to increase their income. The Open[…..]