Application for IITA Youth Employment in Agric-business and Sustainable Agriculture (YEASA) PROGRAM 2019/2020


Application for IITA Youth Employment in Agric-business and Sustainable Agriculture (YEASA) PROGRAM 

The Youth Employment in Agribusiness and Sustainable Agriculture is an empowerment program which aims at providing enhanced technical, business and entrepreneurial skills for rural youth.

YEASA TRAINING MODULES

Selected youths will be exposed to the best practices in Equipment fabrication, Feed mill, Soybean/cowpea production, Maize production, Plantain production, Mango production, Moringa production, Cassava production, Rice production, Fish production and businesses along their value chain to improve their productive skills for gainful self-employment and employment in the agro-industry.

Criteria for Selection

Direct and indirect target group: 1,000 unskilled and unemployed rural youth with at least secondary education in Nigeria (650) and the Republic of Benin (350) will be trained to acquire productive skills for gainful self-employment and employment in agro-industry. A minimum ratio of 45% women and 55% men.

Countries focused by YEASA
Nigeria and Republic of Benin

A two stage recruitment process

Online application and In-person interview

Recruitment Screening Factors

Evidence of Age (18-35 years)

Previous or present involvement in business or Agribusiness

States focused in Nigeria
Ekiti and Oyo, however youths from outside these states can apply.

Regions focused in Republic of Benin:
Cotonou and Parakou

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This intensive training will take place in Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice).

The overall goal is to improve the livelihoods of rural youth through agriculture and agriculture-based enterprises. The objective is to train youth for enhanced technical, business, entrepreneurial, financial and life skills for increased incomes and creation of employment opportunities. The expected outcomes are: (a) formalization of youth training to acquire skills to establish and manage agri-businesses or to be employed in agro—industry; (b) over 2,000 trained youth employed to manage their own on and off farm agribusinesses in rural areas in Nigeria and the Republic of Benin; and (c) increased incomes from agriculture-based investments for youth.

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Originally posted 2022-08-29 19:24:45.