Monthly Archives: September 2015

Youth, an Engine of Growth for Sustainable Development in DRC

As part of the integration of their research for development (R4D) activities, IITA-Kalambo and the Catholic Archdiocese of Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have initiated a joint program to pursue agricultural R4D to improve the livelihoods of farmers. Implemented under the framework of the CGIAR Research Program on Integrated Systems for the… Read more »


IITA Youth Agripreneurs Train Youths in Borno, Nigeria

On September 16, 2015, the IITA Youth Agripreneurs (IYA), as part of the N2Africa Borno project, concluded a training workshop for 20 young men and women from the southern part of Borno State, Nigeria, on entrepreneurship skills development and sustainable agronomic practices. The workshop, entitled Agribusiness – Key to Productive Youth Engagement, was held at the International Institute of Tropical… Read more »


Who is doing what to promote the Borno Youth Agripreneur Initiative

2Africa–Global Management is partnering with relevant stakeholders both in the public and private sectors to create an enabling environment and attract relevant institutional support for the agripreneurs in Borno state. In this regard, stakeholders such as the Borno state government, Borno State Agricultural Development Project, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), the International Crops… Read more »


How N2Africa is attracting Borno State youths to agriculture

2Africa is a large scale, science-based research-in-development project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation with a focus on putting nitrogen fixation to work for African smallholder farmers growing legume crops, through effective production technologies, including inoculants and fertilizers. The project, which is led by the Wageningen University, together with the Institute of Tropical… Read more »