Tagged: Africa

African youth are capable of revitalizing Agro-Allied

President of the African development Bank, Dr Akinwumi Adesina has reiterated the fact that Africa’s youth, if given the chance and allowed to participate effectively in Agro-Allied industries will rejuvenate the agriculture sector, create wealth and become gainfully employed in the sector. Dr Adesina stated this during his opening speech at the African Economic Conference …Read more »


IITA Youth Agripreneurs to be beneficiaries of another AfDB/EIB financing facility – BOOST Africa

The President of the African Development Bank Dr Akinwumi Adesina has directed that IYA should be included as part of beneficiaries of the bank’s new financing initiative-BOOST Africa.Dr Adesina stated this after receiving a progress report on the activities of IYA from a team of IYA members who visited the headquarters of AfDB in Abidjan …Read more »


IYA model is inspiring  Tony Elumelu Foundation

The Chief Operating Officer of the Tony Elumelu Foundation and Entrepreneurship Program (TEEP), Ms Abimbola Adebakin has indicated the organization’s readiness to partner with IITA Youth Agripreneurs (IYA) in empowering African youths through agribusiness. Ms Adebakin who made this known during an interactive session with the IITA Youth Agripreneurs (IYA) in Ibadan, Nigeria on May …Read more »


IITA Youth Agripreneurs explores partnership with Swedish University of Agriculture

Members of IITA Youth Agripreneurs (IYA) are exploring opportunities including exchange programs between IYA and students in Agricultural and Rural Management at Swedish University of Agriculture (SLU) in Sweden. The move is part of IYA’s objective to gain momentum and upscale agriculture by providing jobs for young, well-educated persons in the agricultural sector. SLU is a university …Read more »


Strengthening the capacity of youth agripreneurs

The IITA Youth Agripreneurs (IYA) recently participated in a three day training on Agripreneurial and Business Management sponsored by Mr Ekiyor Tope Miriki, the Managing Director of Ekimiks Nigeria Limited. The training tagged: “Empowering Agripreneurs on Agripreneurial and Business Management”, was held at the Conference Center of IITA headquarters in Ibadan, Oyo state, Nigeria with about …Read more »