Count on me for youth in agribusiness revolution – H.E Chief Olusegun Obasanjo

The former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and IITA’s goodwill Ambassador, His Excellency Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has reiterated his commitment to work with IITA to expand the youth in agribusiness initiatives. Chief Obasanjo stated this during IITA’s visit to his office in Abeokuta as a follow-up on the recommended action points during his […]

IITA teams up with the Netherlands to combat youth unemployment and advance zero hunger via agribusiness

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), in partnership with the Dutch government, has launched the Youth in Agribusiness: Enabling Scaling of Innovative Technologies for Sustainable Food (YAS). This project is in line with the Dutch government’s agricultural priorities and the multi-annual country strategy (MACS) to assist Nigeria in diversifying its economic growth and job[…..]

Enable TAAT Records Success at Ankole

As a result of the ENABLE TAAT project’s intervention in Uganda, youth and farmers have gained valuable entrepreneurial skills, networked with industry experts, and also established farmers to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing. The project has registered thirty-five businesses, which were established in Mbarara, Kyotera, Ibanda, and Mukono, and are focused on dairy production, goat[…..]

ENABLE TAAT to Explore Somali Agriculture to Empower Youths in Agribusiness

The ENABLE TAAT and the sorghum commodity compact are exploring partnership opportunities with the government of Somalia on youth engagement in agriculture and the dissemination of appropriate technologies on sorghum. The team, led by the ENABLE TAAT coordinator, Noel Mulinganya, conducted an ecosystem mapping of the agriculture sector for an in-depth understanding and guidance in[…..]

IITA Youth Agripreneur wins Innovative Youth Award

A member of the IITA Youth Agripreneurs in Kalambo has emerged as the winner of the best innovative youth and Project award in South Kivu, Kalambo. The award ceremony, which was part of the women’s entrepreneurship fair, recorded a massive turnout of women who were entrepreneurs from all sectors of the economy. Seven IYA Kalambo[…..]

Turning dreams into reality in West Africa

© Post originally published on Many young people leave their homes in the rural areas of West Africa with a dream of succeeding in the city. But all too often, they can only find poorly paid jobs in the informal sector—if they find work at all. In Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa,[…..]

Ecobank collaborates with IITA to train and support 16,000 youths on agripreneurship

For immediate release Ecobank collaborates with IITA to train and support 16,000 youths on agripreneurship The partnership will also develop a youth-focused agribusiness finance model  Ibadan, Nigeria, March 10, 2023 – Ecobank, through a collaboration with the Nigeria-based CGIAR center International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), will provide training and support services to 16,000 youths[…..]

Onboarding of Beneficiaries at I-Youth Agripark

It started from an idea, now it is operational. I-Youth has established an Agribusiness Park in Kaduna state to provide trained beneficiaries with a common space and facility to operate their agric enterprises. The poultry Agribusiness Park housed within the facility of Miringa Farms in Zaria has two units of 1500-capacity layers pens, a unit[…..]

Youth Aquaculture Enterprise in Zambia demonstrates profitability

The youth compact of the Technologies of African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) has a mandate to promote economic power among youth in Africa. This is does by exposing youth to agribusiness value chains and various profitability mechanisms. In Zambia, the compact, also called ENABLE-TAAT, has recorded a recurring success among the youth that are making a[…..]