IYA trainee wins 5,000,000Tsh

A trainee of the IITA Youth Agripreneurs, Edmond Ng’walago has emerged as the winner of the 2018 Young Graduate Entrepreneurship award organized by the Royal Netherlands Embassy in collaboration with the National Empowerment Economic Council in Tanzania. Edmond who was selected among 987 young people who applied for the award […]

FAO recognizes IYA’s initiative

IITA Youth in Agribusiness program was recognized by the Food and Agriculture Organization as one of the twenty innovations in FAO’s first symposium for family members in Rome between 21st and 23rd November and was requested to display at the fair. The success stories displayed were centred around four key[…..]

The story of a Banker turned Farmer

Rita is an accountant by training but has lots of passion for agriculture. She approached her parents after her studies at the University that she wanted to venture into agriculture but she was discouraged and was advised to search for white collar jobs.  Rita was not ready for any limitation[…..]

Cameroon trains YABIC Coordinators for ENABLE Youth Program

As Cameroon implements the ENABLE Youth program in the country, about thirty-two people have been trained to take up the responsibility of Coordinators of Youth Agribusiness Incubation Center (YABIC). The training titled “Boosting Africa’s agriculture to master the future, make it happen” was organized in partnership with the Agricultural Value[…..]

IYA, OFFERCentre partnering to assist young people

IITA Youth Agripreneurs is exploring areas of partnership with the Oluponna Fish Farming and Resource Centre (OFFERCentre) in Iwo Osun State on youth empowerment along the agricultural value chain. To foster the partnership, the Director General of IITA, Dr. Nteranya Sanginga and the team of agripreneurs visited the OFFERCentre on[…..]

Ivorian Youth on study visit to IYA

As part of the preparation for the pilot phase of the ENABLE Youth Program in Cote d’Ivoire, about twenty young people selected for the pilot phase of the project visited IITA for orientation exercise with the IITA Youth Agripreneurs. The youth who were exposed to some of the technologies of[…..]

IYA commences training under ENABLE-TAAT

IYA is giving more youth the opportunity to venture into agribusiness by providing trainings along the value chains of agricultural commodities. The training organized under the ENABLE-TAAT platform focused on cassava production and commercialization for unemployed young graduates who are willing to venture into the production of the commodities.  […..]

Twenty three more businesses supported by ENABLE TAAT

The ENABLE TAAT project is supporting the establishment of twenty three more independent agribusiness enterprises. The owners of the businesses were given the opportunity to pitch their business ideas before a team of experts from Ekimiks Nigeria Limited at the ENABLE TAAT Implementation workshop held in Nairobi between 20 to[…..]

Senegalese Youth visits IITA for Orientation exercise

As part of the preparation for the implementation of the pilot phase of agribusiness incubation for ENABLE Youth Program in Senegal, 15 selected beneficiaries of the program were at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture in Nigeria for an orientation exercise with IITA Youth Agripreneurs. The visit was to expose[…..]

US Ambassador inspires IITA youth agripreneurs to lead efforts in creating jobs for African youth

The US Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Stuart Symington, accompanied by the Political and Economic Officer from the office of the US Consulate, General Benjamin Williams, paid a courtesy visit to IITA on 28 August to meet the IITA Youth Agripreneurs (IYA) and learn more about the progress of the Youth-in-Agribusiness initiative.[…..]

Sterling Bank explores partnership with IITA on agribusiness financing

A commercial bank in Nigeria, Sterling Bank Plc is exploring areas of partnership with IITA on an agribusiness financing loan scheme for “Agripreneurs” who have been trained and mentored by the Institute. The agribusiness financing scheme known as the Agribusiness Small and Medium Enterprises Investment Scheme (AGSMEIS) is a voluntary initiative of the Bankers’[…..]

IITA…Enabling Youth in Agriculture

For six years, IITA has been supporting the dreams and aspirations of many African youth by creating a platform that encourages them to choose a career in agriculture. The IITA Youth Agripreneurs (IYA) initiative, which started at the IITA Headquarters, Ibadan, Nigeria in August 2012 has grown; spreading tentacles across[…..]

Enable Youth Project

The African Development Bank (AfDB), in collaboration with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), will organize the ENABLE (Empowering Novel Agri-Business-Led Employment) Youth Program Design Workshop on April 21-22, 2016 in Abuja, Nigeria. Two hundred participants from more than 30 countries are expected to attend the two-day workshop, which[…..]