Youth Entrepreneurship in Tomato Value Chain Project
The overall goal of this program is to improve youth productive skills to become Agribusiness entrepreneur in the tomatoes value-chain.
The project aims at developing new entrants young farmers in theState using the Oyo State Agribusiness Incubation Park centres.
The project will provide the participants with enhanced technical, business and entrepreneurial skills in the profitable cultivation of tomatoes.
Successful applicants will be exposed to the best technical practices and guidance in different tomato production with expected transferable skills to the production of other crops using modern approaches.
The project aims to recruit 1,500 young adults between the ages of 25-35 to be productively engaged in the tomatoes value chain in three years.
The selected beneficiaries will be trained on modern agronomic practices required for a successful and profitable tomatoes production. Each beneficiary will be given 0.25 hectares of land for cultivation within the state’s farm estates.
Long term impacts of this project will include: reduced youth unemployment, improved and sustainable source of livelihood, and increased youth engagement in tomatoes production within Oyo state.
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