IITA/IFAD Agrihub Nigeria Project 2021 for unemployed Nigerian Youths.

Application Deadline: February 27th 2021

This project is directed toward realizing IFAD’s vision in empowering African youth through the establishment of a network of youth-centered Agribusiness Hubs in Nigeria.

The International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) through its Youth in Agribusiness office is collaborating with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Songhai center in Nigeria to implement the Integrated Agribusiness Hub Project. The IFAD Agrihub project in Nigeria aims to create sustainable employment and income generating opportunities for young people in agriculture and related activities in Nigeria by directly reaching 3410 young men and women within five years (30% for entrepreneurial track and 70% for employment track). Each hub is expected to provide several services including

1) Capacity-building, training, and mentoring;
2) Technology testing, demonstration, and certification facilities;
3) Technology transfer;
4) International networking and collaboration;
5) Policy advocacy and market intelligence; and
6) Links to investors and other financing sources.

Value chains

Crop Production

Field crops, grain legume, root crops, horticulture.

Animal Production

Small animals, Cattle, diary, swine, aquaculture.

Farm Service

Seed technologies, plant propagation, composting, farm machinery, irrigation.

Food Processing
Light Industry

Outcomes

Design a Pioneering Agribusiness Hub

We shall increase wage opportunities of youths through the hubs.

Strengthen Rural Economics

Our focus is to transform rural communities into vibrant agric based economy.

Consolidated Training Resources

We shall identify useful facilities and upgrade for agric skills training and knowledge transfer.

Agribusiness Training and Skills Development

We shall strengthen skills of youths (with a focus on 50% women) in Nigeria as skilled wage earners and entrepreneurs through technical support, curricular activities and iCT applications.

Agribusiness Hub Model Adoption

Agribusiness hub model adoption and outscaling by stakeholders through policy changes.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the IITA/IFAD Agrihub Nigeria Project 2021

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