Tagged: Agripreneurs

Ethiopian Ambassador commends IYA

The Ethiopian Ambassador to Nigeria, Samia Zekaria, paid an official visit to the office of the IITA Youth Agripreneurs (IYA) in Ibadan on 12 May to gain better understanding of the ENABLE Youth Program. The ENABLE Youth Program is a collaborative initiative between IITA and the African Development Bank (AfDB) that seeks to empower youths… Read more »


Nigerian Army chief visits IITA Youth Agripreneurs Explores partnership opportunities

ajor General Laz Ilo, the General Officer commanding Division 2 of the Nigerian Army, Oyo State has commended the IITA Youth Agripreneurs (IYA) for their effort to end unemployment through the skills empowerment of other youths in agriculture. General Ilo who visited the youths at the IITA headquarters, Ibadan on May 27, with other top… 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 »


IYA applauded for embracing agriculture

The IITA Youth Agripreneurs have been applauded for taking a giant stride in embracing agriculture as a business. The applaud came by panelists during a Breakfast Academy for collaborative learning, problem solving and action organized by the advancement linkage centre of Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST). Speaking on the topic “Agripreneurship and… Read more »


Ministry of Agriculture to support IITA Youth Agripreneurs

The Honourable Minister of Agriculture in Nigeria, Chief Audu Ogbeh has promised to negotiate about 100 ha of land for the IITA Youth Agripreneurs (IYA) in Abuja at the Gurara Dam Irrigation Scheme land along the Kaduna road. He also promised to negotiate for the release of 2 tractors to enhance mechanized crop production and… Read more »