ENABLE TAAT: Empowering Youth with Green Skills

In celebration of International Youth Day, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), in collaboration with the African-Asia Youth Foundation Organisation (AAYFO), African Youth Transformation (AYT), and Ubungo Municipal, convened a pre-event on August 10th and 11th. With the theme “Green Skills for Youth: Towards a Sustainable World”, the event fostered dialogue among 201 participants […]

Ghosheni Group: A Youth Agribusiness Triumph with ENABLE TAAT

The Ghosheni Group in Tanzania have tapped into the soft scheme loan offered by the Municipal Authorities to expand their agribusiness enterprises. The loan, which is worth about $37,000, has enabled the Ghosheni Group to introduce modernized poultry system in Tanzania. The Ghosheni Group, a spin-off of the ENABLE-TAAT project in Tanzania, benefitted from the[…..]

ENABLE TAAT Transforming Lives Through Partnership: Elijah Mutinda’s Agricultural Journey

Promoting sustainable farming in Kibwezi In Kibwezi, Elijah Mutinda has turned his agricultural aspirations into reality through unwavering commitment and the support of transformative programs and partnerships. His journey is a testament to the power of innovation, resilience, and community empowerment within the agricultural landscape. Elijah’s journey in agriculture was significantly refined when he participated[…..]

Chief Obasanjo vows to support youth in agribusiness revolution

The former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has reiterated his commitment to work with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) to expand the youth in agribusiness initiatives. Chief Obasanjo stated this during IITA’s visit to his office in Abeokuta as a follow-up on the recommended action points during his participation at the Agribusiness Investment[…..]

IITA collaborates with the Netherlands Government to address youth unemployment through agribusiness and accelerates SDG 2: Zero Hunger

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), in partnership with the Dutch government, has launched the Youth in Agribusiness: Enabling Scaling of Innovative Technologies for Sustainable Food (YAS). This project is in line with the Dutch government’s agricultural priorities and the multi-annual country strategy (MACS) to assist Nigeria in diversifying its economic growth and job[…..]

Beneficiary gets a $1,300 Danish foundation grant as project creates jobs, links young people to funding programs in Uganda

Youth and farmers in Uganda are gaining valuable entrepreneurial skills and market and industry linkages through the ENABLE TAAT project in the East African country. The project recently registered 35 enterprises established in Mbarara, Kyotera, Ibanda, and Mukono, and consequently got 35 people employed. The project is collaborating with various stakeholders to empower young people[…..]

ENABLE TAAT to Explore Somali Agriculture to Empower Youths in Agribusiness

The ENABLE TAAT and the sorghum commodity compact are exploring partnership opportunities with the government of Somalia on youth engagement in agriculture and the dissemination of appropriate technologies on sorghum. The team, led by the ENABLE TAAT coordinator, Noel Mulinganya, conducted an ecosystem mapping of the agriculture sector for an in-depth understanding and guidance in[…..]

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[…..]

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[…..]