Within the framework of our project, our first objective is to strengthen the training curricula, learning modules, and tools along with trainer capacities in secondary schools, vocational centers and farmer movements in a manner that enhances their abilities to provide youth- and gender-responsive training in modern agricultural technologies and profitable agribusiness enterprises. In fulfilling this we impact the nation with technical and Agribusiness knowhow relevant towards improving the livelihood of youths in Nigeria.
Call for Application
Issuance of Certificate
Mentorship & Coaching
Business Plan Review
Linkages to Finance
Targets 30 percent of the beneficiaries. Several enterprises attractive to youths are identified and successful business models will be established. These youths are guided to produce a business plan at the conclusion of their training. After the training at the agribusiness hubs, the project links qualified youth to sources of finance through a combination of partners such as Sterling Bank, NIRSAL and others.
Targets 70 percent of the beneficiaries. Our program is aware of the skills gap between youth and potential employers, as such, our training is designed to better match these two interests. Training continues through commercial internships and mentorship in order to further advance skills development and find better jobs. Youth emerging from employment-track training are provided assistance to find decent jobs through professional placement services.
Start Them Early Program - STEP
The Start Them Early Program targets at trainings for the secondary schools within the project States in Nigeria. STEP Provides the basic understanding for better directing secondary schools and their students toward careers in modern farming, agribusiness and agro-industry, and initiate the core of a new African agribusiness club movement similar to those providing direction to youth and teenagers elsewhere in the world.
The training for this category of youth beneficiaries will be delivered working with experienced locally identified partners/resource persons and is scheduled to last for between 1 – 2 days with the aim of improving their production output through the introduction to improved technologies (Good Agronomic Practices – GAP) and/or standardize processing/value addition skills to enable them compete favorably within their communities.