Spotlight on the Youth enterprise in Kenya

Vigena Aquatic Blue Enterprise Limited (V-Aquatic Blue Ltd), owned by young experts trained under ENABLE-TAAT incubation and agribusiness park programs, is hoisting the flag of youth agripreneurship in West Kenya. The enterprise was established under the registrar of the Companies Act of Kenya to provide consultancy and extension services in[…..]

STEP-OYO PROJECT NOW OPERATES IN 6 SCHOOLS

STEP-Oyo project commenced on August 19, 2020 and operates in 6 schools in Oyo state, for the period of three years involving three conservative phases. The first phase involves delivering of agribusiness training to the students in two schools; Bishop Philips Academy (BPA) and Methodist High schools (MHS) which are[…..]

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[…..]

Linking youths to rice value chain

ENABLE-TAAT is collaborating with Mvomero District Council in Morogoro region to build capacity of more youth and ensure more youth-led agribusiness enterprises. The role of Mvomero district is to mobilize youth in the wards into groups through the ward agricultural officers while ENABLE-TAAT provides the selected youths with training and[…..]

COVID-19 Pandemic: YEASA-IITA trains over 146 agripreneurs virtually

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic which affected the learning opportunities for youth globally, The IITA Youth Agripreneurs (IYA) trained over 146 youths in the second year of the Youth Employment in Agribusiness and sustainable Agriculture (YEASA) project using an e-learning platform with contents from the on-site training sessions and materials. http://eduapps.startthemearly.org/[…..]

SARAH Director commends ENABLE-TAAT in Kaoma

From 15-16 December, Dr David Chikoye, IITA’s Southern Africa Research and Administrative Hub (SARAH) Director, visited ENABLE-TAAT trained youths in Kaoma district, Zambia, to monitor the progress of their startups. The 2-day visit allowed for in-depth interaction between the Director and youth-in-agribusiness. Back in 2018, a group of 30 youths[…..]

Agripreneurs Day out at Fasola Grammar School, Oyo.

The Start Them Early Program is a new initiative at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, (IITA). It operates under the Youth in Agribusiness office with a focus on how to advance agribusiness development to secondary schools in Africa. It is aimed at redirecting the aspirations of young people in[…..]

Mentor Monday- Dr. Nteranya Sanginga

Dr. Nteranya Sanginga is the first African director-general of the world-renowned International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the father of Agripreneurship. He was born in Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo. His passion for young people made him founding father of the Youth in Agribusiness (YIA) programme, which[…..]

YEASA Project Awards Grants to Youths

The Youth Employment in Agribusiness and Sustainable Agriculture (YEASA) Project has awarded grants to the youth they trained in Nigeria and the Republic of Benin for the first year of the project, as part of its mandate. The Project, which was launched in July 2019, is set to empower a[…..]

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[…..]

ENABLE-TAAT launches demo fields at 12 NYSC Orientation camps

In line with its objective to provide agribusiness support to youth, ENABLE-TAAT has established agribusiness demonstration farms at 12 orientation camps of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Nigeria. This initiative was a response to the call of the youth whose interest was stimulated after benefiting from the compact’s agribusiness[…..]

YEASA-IITA project completes training of 200 youths in Nigeria and Republic of Benin

Youth Employment in Agribusiness and Sustainable Agriculture (YEASA) project has completed the training of 200 youths in Nigeria and Republic of Benin in the space of three years. The Project which started in 2019 is to train 1000 youths in 10 Agricultural commodities by three institutes. IITA being part of[…..]

“We had life-transforming experience with ENABLE-TAAT” – Beneficiaries in Kenya

Jonathan Mutinda and Ian Mambo are beneficiaries of ENABLE-TAAT in Kenya. After a training and mentorship period of 15 months, they were able to create their own enterprise. At the beginning of their venture, they leased one-eighth of an acre at Dukuma Dam, Makueni County, where they began planting and[…..]

Enable TAAT provides youths networking platform at open day in Tanzania

In contributing to youth inclusion and development, ENABLE TAAT organized an Open Day that provided a good networking forum for farmers and youth in Tanzania to share different knowledge and ideas about agribusiness at various capacities.  as a means of developing their capacity, promoting, and showcasing youth agricultural products to[…..]

ENABLE-TAAT beneficiaries successfully launch new enterprise

In Abuja, 20 youth participating in the ENABLE-TAAT agribusiness park have launched a fish production and processing enterprise. This comes after the youth received agricultural input from the compact. The youth had participated in ENABLE-TAAT aquaculture incubation program from January to February, comprising of catfish production and processing modules. After[…..]

Going beyond production: How ENABLE-TAAT beneficiary is mentoring other youths

Everlyne Mwende is a passionate youth based in Kibwezi, Kenya. After participating in an incubation program facilitated by ENABLE-TAAT in Kenya, Everlyne started her business with 50 birds in 2020. She sold the 50 birds at Ksh 500 ($5) per piece translating to a total of Ksh 25,000 ($250). After[…..]

Spotlight on the Youth enterprise in Kenya

Vigena Aquatic Blue Enterprise Limited (V-Aquatic Blue Ltd), owned by young experts trained under ENABLE-TAAT incubation and agribusiness park programs, is hoisting the flag of youth agripreneurship in West Kenya. The enterprise was established under the registrar of the Companies Act of Kenya to provide consultancy and extension services in[…..]

ENABLE-TAAT presents ‘modern agribusiness’ to Awe youth and farmers

One of the objectives of ENABLE-TAAT is to reach out to farming communities to demonstrate modern agricultural technologies that are available, so that indigenes can imbibe them to improve their livelihood and well-being. Thus, on 27 April, ENABLE-TAAT hosted Awe community and neighboring villages in an Open Day event that[…..]

STEP-OYO PROJECT NOW OPERATES IN 6 SCHOOLS

STEP-Oyo project commenced on August 19, 2020 and operates in 6 schools in Oyo state, for the period of three years involving three conservative phases. The first phase involves delivering of agribusiness training to the students in two schools; Bishop Philips Academy (BPA) and Methodist High schools (MHS) which are[…..]