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).
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.
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.
The goal is to create sustainable employment and income-generating opportunities for youth in agriculture-related activities
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.
- 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
2. Strengthen Rural Economics
- 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