Oyo State Youth Entrepreneurship in Agribusiness Project (YEAP)
The Oyo State Youth Entrepreneurship in Agribusiness Project (YEAP) aims to pursue inclusive agribusiness training by empowering the youths to benefit from emerging opportunities and transformation processes across the agricultural value chain. The youth between the ages of 25-35 years, with at least 30% female, will be provided with the appropriate agribusiness skills, mentorship, and business startup support via training and hands-on demonstrations.
YEAP will employ an agribusiness incubation and apprenticeship model to train over 3,000 youth annually. YEAP will leverage partnerships with development partners, private sector actors in downstream, midstream, and upstream agribusiness activities.
YEAP will provide beneficiaries with the following:
- Intensive technical training in agribusiness
- Critical entrepreneurship and business skills and access to innovative ideas and technologies for business creation and development.
- Connections to mentors, business partners, development organisations, and other agripreneurs across Nigeria
- Start-up grants to establish successful agribusiness enterprises.
In the long term, YEAP will produce a pool of well-trained entrepreneurs that respond to market demands within the State and across the sub-Saharan region of Africa, reduced youth unemployment, and enhance livelihoods in Oyo State.
The Oyo State Youth Entrepreneurship in Agribusiness Project (YEAP) aims to pursue inclusive agribusiness training by empowering the youths to benefit from emerging opportunities and transformation processes across the agricultural value chain.
The YEASA project aims to link rural youth (18–35 years) with access to agricultural resources, technical and practical skills, credit facilities as well as other services needed to establish agribusiness enterprises and maximise their ability to benefit from existing agrifood systems.
The overall goal of Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) is to improve agriculture as a business and increase agricultural productivity through the deployment of high-performance agricultural technologies at scale along selected nine commodity compacts such as cassava, wheat, rice, maize, sorghum/millet, orange-fleshed sweet potato, high iron beans, aquaculture, and small livestock (including poultry).
Rural Youth Employment Opportunities: Support to Integrated Agribusiness Hubs in Nigeria
The Integrated Agribusiness Hub is a five-year project funded by International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in collaboration with GIZ and it is geared towards empowering African youth through the establishment of a network of youth-centered Agribusiness Hubs across Africa.