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2021 IITA/IFAD Agrihub Training Project For Unemployed Nigerians

IITA/IFAD Agrihub Training Project – 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.

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

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

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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.

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

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 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 outscaling by stakeholders through policy changes.

 

Method of Application

Interested applicants should  Kindly fill the application form in the link attached below to indicate your interest in joining the IFAD Nigeria agribusiness hub:

Deadline: February 27, 2021

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