The International Youth Day (IYD) is observed annually on the 12th of August and it is endorsed by the United Nations to draw the attention of governments and other concerned institutions to pressing challenges of youths worldwide. The program was first launched in 2000. Every year since its inception, a theme rooted in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda for 2030 is selected to commemorate the day.

For this year, 2019, “Transforming Education” was selected, to bring to consciousness the importance of quality education (both formal and informal) for sustainable development.

The Program encourages youth around the world to organize activities to raise awareness about youth-related issues in their country. In the light of that, the Youth in Agribusiness office of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture has decided to celebrate this year’s IYD with an event highlighting and showcasing the relevance of agricultural education for youth.

The event, coming up on August 15, would feature representatives from the private and public sector to discuss topical issues affecting youth engagement in agriculture.

Participants would also have an opportunity to display their products, network with other agripreneurs for business expansions.


  1. jamiu Ajagbe
    August 13, 2019 Reply

    I want to participate in agric training

    • Eniola Olamide
      August 19, 2019 Reply

      Kindly register for the incubation program organized by the ENABLE-TAAT compact, being implemented by the IITA Youth Agripreneurs through the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation Program (TAAT) project. https://youthagripreneurs.org/training/

  2. Babatunde Emmanuel
    August 16, 2019 Reply

    Ï Want to register for IYA programme.

  3. sokeye Olusegun
    August 23, 2019 Reply

    I have applied for the 3 months Agripreneur . would like to know if the selection of eligible candidates has been done.

    • Eniola Olamide
      September 3, 2019 Reply

      Thanks for applying. You will be contacted if among the selected candidates.


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