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2020 IITA Agricultural Project Training With Loan & Support - Apply Now

 

The 2020 IITA Agricultural Project Training is designed to advance agribusiness opportunity to over 40,000 Nigerian youths especially women.

It focuses on providing skills development, decent employment and entrepreneurship opportunity for youth to secure dignified and fulfilling work in agri-food value chains for the next five years.

 

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Eligibility & Requirements

  • Aged 18 – 35 years
  • Must be ordinarily resident1 in the respective municipal area (and live within 5km radius of a cluster)
  • Must have attained at least Junior Secondary School 3 (JSS3) for entrepreneurship track & a diploma for employment track
  • Willingness to commit at least 6 weeks for the training
  • Must demonstrate passion for agriculture
  • Interest in the project focus commodities
  • Must have access to a functional mobile phone
  • Affiliation to a registered association is an added advantage

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The details of the scholarship

The project is working with partners in various sectors;

  • To strengthen agricultural training for young people
  • Provide youth particularly young women with skills needed to better compete for decent employment and develop their own successful businesses in agriculture and agro-processing,
  • Develop youth-sensitive loan and agribusiness support programs in collaboration with financial institutions that recognize the specialized needs of youth as agricultural borrowers.
  • Transition youth vocational training centres into youth agribusiness parks that offer workspace, experiential learning, opportunities and collective services to youth

 

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Application method

  • Click the link below to apply
  • Limited Forms are also available at a) Lagos State Agricultural Development Authority, 371 Oko-Oba, Agege Motor Rd, Agege, Lagos b) IITA office, National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Services (NAERLS) office complex, Zaria Kaduna State. c) International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Sabo Bakin Zuwo Road, Kano State.
  • Application period: November 12th to December 12th, 2020
  • A follow-up interview may be conducted for the final selection of beneficiaries to be considered for the training.

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CBN Agribusiness Scheme To Favour 10,000 Workers

 

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has revealed that the Agribusiness Retirement Scheme to favour exactly 10,000 workers. 

 

 

CBN (Central Bank of Nigeria) has revealed that the approved N10bn Agribusiness Alternative Retirement Investment Scheme scheduled to take off soon are to favour 10,000 Kogi State Government workers.

However, this was disclosed by Mr Joseph Idoko, the consultant in charge of the scheme. On Monday, in Lokoja, while addressing newsmen revealed that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) had already approved the fund for the said scheme.

Idoko hinted that the programme, an offshoot of the CBN Anchor Borrowers Scheme. This was specifically an indirect cluster farming investment for the workers, with oil palm and its value chain as mandate crop.

This is a good news for Kogi State Government workers and this should be arranged for other states in Nigeria.
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