IFAD-CARE organizes capacity building workshop for youth groups and media partners

The Enhancing Capacity to Apply Research Evidence in Policy for Youth Engagement in Agribusiness and Rural Economic Activities in Africa (CARE) project, led by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), is organizing a training to build the capacity of media partners and youth groups. The training in collaboration with Inter Press Services (IPS) is targeting participants as intermediaries to …

IFAD-CARE contributing to policy making through research

With Africa’s population set to double by 2050 according to a report from the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) in Washington, there is a growing concern for the urgent nature of food security, youth unemployment, poverty and addressing zero hunger across the Continent. Studies have shown that in order to address these key issues that are linked to agriculture, recommendations and …

LATEEF BELLO

Mr Lateef Bello was born in Lagos, Nigeria. He attended his primary and tertiary education in Nigeria. Lateef has a keen interest in Agriculture. In 2014, he obtained his first degree (B.Tech) in Agricultural Economics and Extension at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria. Lateef worked as a farm manager and training facilitator at Farmers Business School, Port Harcourt, …

KHADIJAT BUSOLA AMOLEGBE

Khadijat is a lecturer at the Department of Agricultural Economics and Farm Management, University of Ilorin, Nigeria. She received her PhD in Agricultural Economics from University of Ilorin in 2019. She has won different awards and fellowships such as the Structural Transformation of African Agriculture and Rural Spaces (STAARS) fellowship, sponsored by CGIAR Research Program on Policies Institutions and Markets …

KAREN AYABEI

Karen Ayabei is a postgraduate student at the school of Agriculture, Fertilizers and Environmental Science (ESAFE), Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P). Karen is keen on working with smallholder young farmers in sub-Saharan Africa through research to help combat the effects of climate change. Prior to joining UM6P, Karen worked extensively with the smallholder farmer in East Africa. She is presently a grantee …

JIRES TUNGUHOLE

Jires Tunguhole is an Assistant Lecturer at Sokoine University of Agriculture, School of Agricultural Economics and Business Studies, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness. With over four years’ experience in research, Jires Tunguhole has worked as an Assistant Research Fellow at the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF), and later as an Assistant Lecturer at Sokoine University of Agriculture. As …

INNOCENT PATRICK WAWA

Innocent is a junior research fellow at STIPRO, with a background in Marketing and International Business from the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM). His major focus is on Knowledge System for Innovation and Youth Employment. Currently enrolled as a junior research fellow with International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) under the project “Youth Researching Youth: Competitive Fellowship for Young …

IDOWU JAMES FASAKIN

Idowu James Fasakin is a researcher and a Ph.D candidate at the Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Ibadan. He is currently a 2019 CARE Grant winner with International Institute of Tropical Agriculture and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IITA/IFAD), where he is conducting research on “Impact of Contract Farming (CF) on Youth Employment Creation, Evidence from Rice Farmers in …

HULDAH TOO

Huldah Too is a resident of Kenya and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Agribusiness Management at the Egerton University. She is a young researcher with keen interest in agriculture and food security. Her passion for agribusiness is drawn from the potential within the agricultural sector to provide employment opportunities and to respond to the looming food crisis in …

GILDAS KADOUKPE MAGBONDE

Gildas Kadoukpè Magbonde is currently a Ph.D student in Economics at the Gaston Berger University in Senegal. Previously a research assistant at the University of Abomey-Calavi (Benin), where he taught Development Economics and Descriptive Statistics. He has a Master degree in Applied Macroeconomics, a Master degree in Political Science from the University of Abomey-Calavi (Benin) and an advanced Master in …