IITA trains over 1,900 youths in agribusiness; targets 10,000 beneficiaries

As part of concerted efforts to expose youths to diverse opportunities in agriculture, alleviate unemployment, and bolster agricultural productivity in Nigeria to grow wealth and combat poverty, the Youth in Agribusiness (YAS) project of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has successfully trained 1,918 youths in different parts of the country. In collaboration with […]

I-Youth Agripark Initiative Thrives

The Agribusiness Park Initiative is strongly helping I-Youth Project beneficiaries through a six-month transformative entrepreneurial program focused on experiential learning within clustered agribusinesses. The initiative is empowering the beneficiaries with tangible support, offering them access to essential resources such as space and agricultural inputs, as well as mentorship. The park provides opportunities for beneficiaries to[…..]

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 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[…..]

Chief Obasanjo vows to support youth in agribusiness revolution

The former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has reiterated his commitment to work with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (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 participation at the Agribusiness Investment[…..]

IITA collaborates with the Netherlands Government to address youth unemployment through agribusiness and accelerates SDG 2: Zero Hunger

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[…..]

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[…..]