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IFAD Agrihub Nigeria Project Special Work and Learn Training Programme 2022

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IFAD Agrihub Nigeria Project

IFAD Agrihub Nigeria Project Special Work and Learn Training Programme 2022

Application is currently ongoing for the IFAD Agrihub Nigeria Project Special Work and Learn Training Programme 2022 for Nigerian youths between the age bracket of 18-35 years.

It’s an avenue to train youths in soilless farming from beginner to experts.

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About IFAD Agrihub Nigeria project

The IFAD Agrihub Nigeria project is geared towards unemployed Nigerian youth as well as aspiring agripreneurs to build their skillsets along the employment and entrepreneurship track, aimed at increasing wage opportunities for youth and improved livelihoods in the rural economy.

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The special edition of the Work and Learn Program in collaboration with the Soilless farm lab offers a solid curriculum on olericulture, networking and mentoring to help youth gain the experience and skills they need to pursue a career in the agricultural industry or start a business.

Benefits Of The Programme

  • Business Plan development and pitch deck support
  • Support for loan documentation and application
  • Starter pack or kit will not be provided
  • Amplify your personal and professional growth

Application Requirements

Eligibility

1. The programme targets young people belonging to 18 – 35 years age group, especially marginalised and disadvantaged youth in rural communities.

2. Youth must be passionate about agriculture and value chain activities.

3. Innovativeness and creativity. Presenting creative and innovative ideas and concepts for agribusiness could be an added advantage for consideration.

4. Employment status, those who are currently unemployed or underemployed at the time of application. In addition to those who are not currently benefiting from any development project or government scheme such as N-power, FADAMA, Anchor Borrowers Scheme, Presidential Youth Empowerment Programme and others.

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5. You must currently reside in Abeokuta or have accommodation within abeokuta for 3 months.

6. Education level (at least secondary school certificate). Beneficiaries must have at least a junior or secondary school certificate and be literate in English or the local language of the project.

7. Youth must have Personal qualities and skills, especially social skills, communication and leadership skills

8. Place of residence. Preference will be given to the place where the training takes place.

9. Affiliation to a registry association or organised group: The project will target members of youth/women groups, such as farmers’ groups, cooperatives, etc., to reach the required number of beneficiaries.

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10. Commitment – willingness to complete the incubation programme.

11. They must have access to a working mobile phone. A working mobile phone is needed to facilitate communication with participants and to enable e-teaching methodology due to the current pandemic and the need to take safety precautions.

12. Health condition. Participants must be physically and mentally fit to participate in all aspects of the training. Applicants with certain disabilities are also encouraged to apply.

Employment Track Criteria

  • Employment status: not currently working, employed or engage in any form of job (either fulltime, part-time or contract)
  • Those with at least 1year experience in vegetable farming but interested in Hydroponics and screen production system
  • Interested in working within the vegetable and horticulture industry
  • Ready to commit three month to this program
  • Willingness to undergo internship in relevant farms

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Entrepreneurship Track Criteria

  • Have an ongoing farm or agribusiness venture
  • Interested in acquiring more skill to grow their new or existing business
  • Member of horticulture agricultural cooperative or youth group who need technical or managerial capacity to strengthening their business

How To Apply 

Interested and qualified applicants should Click Here to apply

 

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