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Apply for 2021 IITA/IFAD Agrihub Training Project For Unemployed Nigerian Youths

The IITA/IFAD Agrihub Training project is a great opportunity for unemployed Nigerians

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 centre in Nigeria to implement the Integrated Agribusiness Hub Project (IITA/IFAD Agrihub Training Project).

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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).

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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.

Training Details

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

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The goal is to create sustainable employment and income-generating opportunities for youth in agriculture-related activities

Training Expectations

Each hub is expected to provide several services including;

  • Capacity-building, training, and mentoring
  • Technology testing, demonstration, and certification facilities
  • Technology transfer;
  • International networking and collaboration;
  • Policy advocacy and market intelligence; and
  • Links to investors and other financing sources.

IITA/IFAD Agrihub Training Project Value chains

  • Crop Production

Field crops, grain legume, root crops, horticulture.

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  • Animal Production

Small animals, Cattle, dairy, swine, aquaculture.

  • Farm Service

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

  • Food Processing
  • Light Industry

IITA/IFAD Agrihub Training Project Benefits & Rewards

1. Design a Pioneering Agribusiness Hub

We shall increase wage opportunities of youths through the hubs.

2. Strengthen Rural Economics

Our focus is to transform rural communities into vibrant agric based economy.
3. Consolidated Training Resources

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

4. Agribusiness Training and Skills Development
We shall strengthen the 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.

5. Agribusiness Hub Model Adoption

Agribusiness hub model adoption and out scaling by stakeholders through policy changes.

You will be trained on;

• Crop Production
• Establish Farms (Field crops, grain legume, root crops, flowers and many more)

• Animal Production
• Establish Animal Farms (Cattle, dairy, swine, aquaculture and fishery, poultry and many more)

• Farm Services (Seed technologies and genetics, plant propagation, composting, farm machinery, irrigation and more)

• Food Processing (Light Industry)

Kindly Note: The training is free and participants will be empowered to utilize the knowledge.

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Training Summary

  • Host: International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) & International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
  • Category: Agricultural Training|Empowerment
  • Eligible Country: Nigeria
  • Age: 12 – 35 Years
  • Reward: Full Sponsorship
  • Deadline: March 31, 2021

Method of Application

Interested applicants should  kindly fill the application form in the link attached below to indicate their interest in joining the IFAD Nigeria agribusiness hub

Click here to apply

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