IITA Youth Agripreneurs

YADI CONFERENCE1As the workshop draws near, with the major aim of fighting the issue of unemployment in Africa, AfDB, AGRA, IFAD, IITA and other CGIAR centers have identified the major objectives of the workshop; (1) Brainstorm and encourage innovative thinking on how to directly engage the youth in more diverse and productive roles in agriculture, (2) Identify strategies for the empowerment of rural youth in agriculture based on tailored pathways that offer opportunities in agribusiness, local service provision, and market-oriented agriculture, and (3) Develop the Pan-African Youth in Agribusiness program.

The participants expected to take part in the workshop include some Agricultural ministers, High-level officials of 20 African governments, representatives of region institutions such as the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) and sub regional research organizations (ASARECA, CORAF, and CCARDESSA), collaborating partners from CGIAR and other international research institutions such as AfricaRice, ICARDA, IFPRI, icipe, and…

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