Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire / Ibadan, Nigeria, 20 April 2017 – Youth from all over Africa will come together in the first-ever African Youth Agripreneurs (AYA) Forum in Ibadan, Nigeria, on 25-26 April 2017. The forum provides an opportunity for the youth to show their skills, creativity, and innovativeness in agribusiness, and also relate with other youths, development partners, and stakeholders in the sector.
The forum, hosted by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) at its headquarters, is organized by the African Development Bank (AfDB) in collaboration with IITA, the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), the Africa Agribusiness Incubation Network (AAIN) and Africa 2.0. The forum will serve as a platform for aggregating Agripreneurs across Africa and escalating the impact of their activities on agriculture and development in the continent.
Experiences of African Youth
Rapporteur: Nnaemeka Korie, AfDB
Mercy Wakawa, Groundnut Oil, Nigeria
Gael Murara, CEO, GroceWheels, Rwanda
Joyce Kyalema, Josmak Int’l Ltd, Uganda
Noel Mulinganya, Cassava Flour, DRC
“Governments should subsidize financing for youth in
Moderator: Oludare Odusanya, IITA Agripreneur
Rapporteur: Sandrine Ebakisse , AfDB
For: Nono Sekhoto and Sam Turyatunga
Against: Zacchaeus Isuwa Baggi and Awa Caba
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