World Bank Country Director challenges Agripreneurs

IYA recently hosted, the Country Director of the World Bank for Nigeria, Dr. Shubham Chaudhuri during his visit to the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) headquarters in Ibadan. During the visit, IYA provided a comprehensive overview of its initiatives, achievements, and success stories. The program highlighted its ongoing collaboration with the World Bank on […]

Empowering Malawi’s youth through agricultural innovation: The AIYAP II Collaboration

In implementing the Agricultural Infrastructure and Youth in Agribusiness Project (AIYAP II) in Malawi, the African Development Bank (AfDB) is collaborating with the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) and ENABLE TAAT. The AIYAP project is on the mission to fight food insecurity and youth unemployment by improving irrigation. Recently, a team from the AfDB,[…..]

Fostering sustainable soybean seed production in Zambia

A group of young people who participated in the ENABLE TAAT Pass-It-On Seed Initiative in Zambia have produced a remarkable yield of 8.5 tonnes of improved soybean seeds. This initiative offers technical assistance and monitoring to the trainees, ensuring that the soybean seeds meet quality standards and thus improve their marketability. After receiving intensive training,[…..]

Youth Agripreneurs shine in Zambia

Solwezi AgriExpo In the heart of Solwezi, Western Province, Zambia Youth Agripreneurs (ZYA) teamed up with IITA to make a big impact at the AgriExpo, hosted by Global Network Solutions. This month-long event offered a platform for ZYA to showcase their innovative agricultural technologies in cassava production and processing, further solidifying their position as industry[…..]

Empowering Youth for a Sustainable Future: The impact of green skills in agriculture

Every year, the International Youth Day celebration sheds light on the remarkable potential and responsibilities of young people. To commemorate this special day, IITA Youth Agripreneurs (IYA) hosted a conference aimed at enlightening young minds about the significance of adopting green skills for a more sustainable and eco-friendly future, alluding to the United Nations (UN)[…..]

CGIAR DGs Visit the IITA Youth in Agribusiness Unit

During the Collaborative Engagement of the Directors General of CGIAR Centers based in Africa, as part of a collective commitment to advancing the One CGIAR mission for the benefit of Africa, IITA Youth in Agribusiness (IYA) had the privilege of hosting Dr. Simeon Ehui, the new Director General of IITA and CGIAR Regional Director for[…..]

Smart Irrigation Revolutionizes Agriculture

In the heart of a resilient community, three young visionaries, Yvonne, Mostern, and Golden, embarked on a journey that reshaped not just their lives but also the agricultural landscape of their region. Fueled by determination and guided by the insights gained from the ENABLE-TAAT Project, they revolutionized their vegetable business, transitioning from traditional farming methods[…..]

ENABLE TAAT: Empowering Youth with Green Skills

In celebration of International Youth Day, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), in collaboration with the African-Asia Youth Foundation Organisation (AAYFO), African Youth Transformation (AYT), and Ubungo Municipal, convened a pre-event on August 10th and 11th. With the theme “Green Skills for Youth: Towards a Sustainable World”, the event fostered dialogue among 201 participants[…..]

Ghosheni Group: A Youth Agribusiness Triumph with ENABLE TAAT

The Ghosheni Group in Tanzania have tapped into the soft scheme loan offered by the Municipal Authorities to expand their agribusiness enterprises. The loan, which is worth about $37,000, has enabled the Ghosheni Group to introduce modernized poultry system in Tanzania. The Ghosheni Group, a spin-off of the ENABLE-TAAT project in Tanzania, benefitted from the[…..]

ENABLE TAAT Transforming Lives Through Partnership: Elijah Mutinda’s Agricultural Journey

Promoting sustainable farming in Kibwezi In Kibwezi, Elijah Mutinda has turned his agricultural aspirations into reality through unwavering commitment and the support of transformative programs and partnerships. His journey is a testament to the power of innovation, resilience, and community empowerment within the agricultural landscape. Elijah’s journey in agriculture was significantly refined when he participated[…..]