Youth in Agribusiness project targets capacity development of 5,000 youths in 2024
The recently launched Youth in Agribusiness: Enabling Scaling of Innovative Technologies for Sustainable Food Solutions (YAS) project, implemented in partnership with the Government of The Netherlands, concluded its activities for 2023 with the training of 1,918 youths between 18 and 35 years old. The project has set a target to train 5,000 youths in the new year.
The training, categorized under Incubation and Acceleration tracks, focused on different value chains and took place in the project’s four locations in Nigeria—Kano, Ogun, and Oyo states, and Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. The beneficiaries were identified based on the project’s selection criteria, with value chains including horticulture, poultry, aquaculture, and cassava processing.
The training aligned with YAS’s mandate to deepen youth involvement in agriculture and create viable agribusiness enterprises using innovative, climate-smart technologies. The project employed a tailored and localized approach to maximize the impact in each community while ensuring persuasive and result-driven engagements with the beneficiaries during and after the training.