Tagged: Youth

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 »

We would take Agriculture to the next level – Youth Agripreneurs

The IITA Youth Agripreneurs have reiterated the need for adequate skills in agribusiness, institutional support from concerned stakeholders and an enabling environment to attract youths into agriculture. The youth who spoke during the ENABLE (Empowering Novel Agri-Business-Led Employment) Youth Program Design Workshop on 21-22 April in Abuja, Nigeria stated that the experience of IITA through …Read more »

Borno State Youth Agripreneurs get start-up grant

ollowing the workshop organized by the IITA Youth Agripreneurs for 40 Youths in Borno state in September 2014 and 2015, the N2Africa-Global Management has approved grants for the trained agripreneurs to kick-start their agribusiness enterprise. After selecting 20 potential agribusinesses from the identified crops, the youths chose nine, which included soybean production and marketing, cowpea …Read more »

IITA Director General Wins Debate on Engaging Youth in Agribusiness

Africa’s statistics on youth unemployment can be overwhelming but to a visionary it is an untapped resource with the potential of changing the status quo of poverty and hunger which are often synonymous with the continent. The great challenge of youth unemployment can also be seen as an opportunity for them to become the engine …Read more »