How I Convinced My Son With PhD in Electronics to Become Farmer – Obasanjo

A former President of Nigeria and Ambassador of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has stressed the need for stakeholders in the agricultural sector to introduce some glamour and innovations to farming if young people must find it attractive. The former President, who stated this during the inauguration of the Southern […]

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[…..]

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[…..]

Zambian Head of State commends IITA’s Youth-in-agriculture initiative

Zambia Agricultural Research Institute (ZARI) recently facilitated an exhibition program with the theme: “Crop diversification and alternative food”. A team of young people under the ENABLE-TAAT compact attended the event to showcase the modern cassava value chain technologies. Zambian Head of State, His Excellency, President Edgar Chagwa Lungu, was also present to witness a variety[…..]