Call for Application- IITA Set to Train 40,000 Young Nigerians in Agribusiness

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, have established The Young Africa Works project. The project is set to incorporate 40,000 Nigerian youth in agribusiness skill development and entrepreneurial opportunities over the next five years. This project was designed to enable youths access to dignified work opportunities all over Africa and the focus of the project in Nigeria is to get 10 million young Nigerians, majorly women, to access the opportunities, particularly in the agricultural sector by 2030.

The youths will be exposed to agribusiness development, value addition techniques as well as mentoring for the participants to grow their businesses. The participants will also be refined agriculture product marketing skills, market linkages, and career orientation through job placements and internship opportunities.

To kick-start the project’s activities, IITA launched a call for application to young women and men between the age of 18 and 35 years living in Lagos, Kano, and Kaduna.

Applicants are advised to visit www.youthagripreneurs.org/young-africa-works-iita or contact: 09062081803, 09062081804, 09020957065 or youngafricaworks-iita@cgiar.org.

The applications will remain open up until the 12th day of December 2020.

 

Source: agronigeria.ng

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