Tagged: IITA

Agriculture for us is a goldmine

For Ibukunoluwa Agbotoba and Zaccheaus Isuwa, agriculture, which used to be a job for the less privileged is now a goldmine which has the capacity to pay their bills and give other youths the opportunity of earning a decent living. These two young people had the opportunity of sharing their experiences in agribusiness at a… Read more »



IYA launches Youth Agripreneurs program in Imo State

mo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha expressed the willingness of the State to partner with IITA in ensuring that the youth in Imo State benefit from the youth in agribusiness initiative championed by the institution. The Governor stated this on Monday, 31 July during the official launching of IITA’s youth in agribusiness incubation center piloted… Read more »


IITA Youth Agripreneurs move to Imo State

Starting from the IITA headquarters in the south western region of Nigeria in 2012, the IITA Youth Agripreneurs (IYA) expanded and took the benefit of engaging youth and creating gainful employment along the agricultural value chains for youth in the northern and south-south regions of Nigeria. With its fields and operational offices in Abuja, Kano,… Read more »


Institutions in Imo State applaud IITA for IYA model, pledge support

The Imo State Polytechnic (formerly Michael Okpara College of Agriculture and Technology) in Umuagwo will serve as an incubation host for youth to be trained by the IITA Youth Agripreneurs moving to the State to kick-off the IYA model in Imo State. The polytechnic, which is sited about 26 kilometers from the state capital Owerri,… Read more »