Tagged: Nigeria

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 »

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 »

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 »

DR Congo to adopt IITA Agripreneurs model

The Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Matata Ponyo Mapon has identifield agriculture as a major sector which can accelerate the growth of African economies. Prime Minister Matata Ponyo stated this on Tuesday (14th July) at an exhibition organized by the government and IITA. The exhibition which was tagged: “Young Congolese and Agribusiness exhibition”, … Read more »