The overall goal is to improve the livelihoods of rural youth through agriculture and agriculture-based enterprises..
Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) together with International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice), University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC) and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) partners to jointly announce International Training in Youth Employment in Agribusiness and Sustainable Agriculture. The overall training goal is to improve rural livelihoods of the youth living on agriculture and agriculturebased enterprises with specific objective to train the youth for enhanced technical, business/entrepreneurial skills for increased incomes and creation of employment opportunities.
The training which will start in 2019 through to 2021 will accommodate 1,000 unskilled and unemployed rural youth with at least secondary education in Nigeria (650 youths; Oyo and Ekiti States only) and the Republic of Benin (350 youths; Cotonou and Parakou only) with a minimum ratio of 50% women and 50% men will be selected and trained to acquire productive skills for gainful self-employment and employment in agro-industry.
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