ENABLE-TAAT launches demo fields at 12 NYSC orientation camps
To provide agribusiness support to youth, ENABLE-TAAT has established agribusiness demonstration farms at 12 orientation camps of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Nigeria. This initiative was in response to a clamor from the youth who were inspired after benefiting from the compact’s agribusiness sensitization sessions in March, May, August, and September.
The agribusiness sensitization effort has reached more than 30,000 youth in Delta, Ekiti, Imo, Kwara, Lagos, Nasarawa, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, and Rivers states, and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Many youths showed interest in participating in free training sessions conducted by the youth compact.
In August, the compact presented cassava stems and maize seeds to each camp to facilitate the establishment of demonstration farms. Currently, 12 demo fields have been established as ENABLE-TAAT/NYSC demonstration farms in Nigeria.