Application for IITA Youth Employment in Agric-business and Sustainable Agriculture (YEASA) Program 2020 |

Deadline: July 31, 2020

Application for IITA Youth Employment in Agric-business and Sustainable Agriculture (YEASA) Program 2020

The partnering institutions include: Afe Babalola University (ABUAD), International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Africa Rice Centre (AfricaRice) and university of Abomey-Calavi Benin Republic.

Training Partnering Institutions

Youths will be trained as indicated by partner institutions:

  • ABUAD- Mango, Moringa, Feedmill, Fishery and equipment and Machinery Fabrication;
  • IITA- Cassava, Soybean/Cowpea, Plantain, Maize and Equipment and machinery fabrication;
  • AfricaRice- Rice (both paddy and seed) and Equipment and machinery fabrication

Attending the training is free and successful participant will be trained in Agricultural production, Value addition, Farm Equipment Fabrication/Modification, Agribusiness Development and Management and Agribusiness plan development.

The successful trained youths with excellent performance will be awarded Certification of Trainees and Start-up Grants.

Training Components     

Training in managerial, financial management and entrepreneurial skills

1. Agricultural production

  • Soybean/cowpea (Soybean/cowpea seed production enterprises)
  • Maize (Maize seed and grain production)
  • Plantain (sucker multiplication and fruit production enterprises)
  • Mango fruit production
  • Cassava (Cassava stem and cassava tuber production)
  • Rice (Seed and paddy production, equipment fabrication enterprise including weeders, threshers)
  • Moringa (leaf and seed production)
  • Fish (Fingerlings and catfish production).

2. Value Addition

  • Technical Skills and knowledge in processing farm produce e.g
    • Drying, canning, production of fruit pulpfruit drying
    • Preparation of snacks flour milling, preparation of garri, and fufu,
    • Rice cake, rice biscuits
    • Moringa procession (moringa powder, moringa capsule, moringa soap, moringa toothpaste, moringa seeds, moringa oil, moringa cream and moringa tea
  • Marketing and sale skills and that will make youth to participate profitably in supply chain  for the firm
  • Integrate producer and youth entrepreneur possessor in the agro-food value chains.

3. Farm Equipment Fabrication/Modification.

Application and Youth Selection Criteria

  • Apply online through the link:
  • Must be from Oyo and Ekiti State
  • Youth must be unemployed
  • Age 18 to 35 years old
  • Minimum of SSCE/ WAEC
  • Must be leaving or reside in rural area in either of the two targeted states
  • Women are encouraged to apply

For more information: please visit our website or call +2348038059340, +2348100738768, +2347038656163

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