Nigeria Targets Youths in New YEAP/FAFIN Agriculture Initiative

Representatives of IITA Youth Agripreneurs with Dapo Oyebanjo (D’Banj), the Ambassador for the Nagroprenuers Initiative

Representatives of IITA Youth Agripreneurs with Dapo Oyebanjo (D’Banj), the Ambassador for the Nagroprenuers Initiative

The Nigerian government has launched two initiatives to encourage young people to become more involved in agriculture, and stem the rising unemployment in the country.

The two initiatives which were inaugurated by President Goodluck Jonathan in December are Youth Employment in Agriculture Program (YEAP) and the Fund for Agricultural Finance in Nigeria (FAFIN).

The YEAP which is similar to the IITA Youth Agripreneur (IYA) model is designed to reposition the agricultural sector by involving, developing and raising 760,000 youths in agribusiness within the next five years.

FAFIN on the other hand is a financing vehicle targeting Nigeria’s small and medium enterprises in agriculture.

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3 comments

  1. Good day sir, i have interested in (yeap) program please how can i be part of this opportunity because i have interest in agriculture and i have knoewlege of cassava farming, and watermelon farming. Please send me detail. Waiting for your repply at my email- lateeflawal5@gmail.com

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