WATEA: Developing young women’s technical and professional skills
The Women in Agricultural Technical Education and Apprenticeship in Nigeria (WATEA-Nigeria) is a 2-year project implemented by IITA-CGIAR, sponsored by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs via the Embassy of France in Nigeria.
The project’s main objective is to promote the development of technical and professional skills of young women and directly align them with the needs of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the agri-food sector. The project also supports the growth of women-led agri-food businesses and fosters local and national entrepreneurial ecosystems in Nigeria. Through promoting the highest environmental standards, WATEA foresees the sustainability of agricultural practices and increased productivity while promoting significant participation of young women in agribusiness.