Women in Dairy Production: Awala Women Pioneering Change in Rural Agriculture

In Awala Madugu Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Naja’atu Isa Sherrif and other women in her community participated in the modern dairy production training organized by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture in partnership with Sebore Farms International. Sharing the impact of the training Naja’atu stated that they have improved their record-keeping, hygiene and […]

Empowering African youth and women through agriculture: IITA Youth Agripreneurs’ contribution to a sustainable future

The challenge of unemployment in African countries is a high-priority issue, particularly for the youth, who make up a significant portion of the population. In response to this challenge, IITA–CGIAR established the IITA Youth Agripreneurs (IYA) initiative, a youth-in-agribusiness model designed to combat widespread youth unemployment and foster self-employment in agriculture. In August 2012, the[…..]

YAS, 130 others showcase products, services at Lagos Food Fair

The Youth in Agribusiness: Enabling scaling of innovative technologies for sustainable food solutions (YAS) project joined no fewer than 130 organizations and businesses for a three-day exhibition and conference at the recently concluded Nigeria Agro Food Fair in Lagos. During the exhibition, the YAS team showcased various agricultural products that were produced, processed and packaged[…..]

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[…..]