Credit access for increased productivity among youth agripreneurs

Horticulture, an aspect of agriculture practiced by millions of youths across Africa, has helped with improving the livelihoods of a vast majority living in poverty and struggling to find employment. The continent hosts the world’s youngest population of around 200 million youths aged 15–24 years, with a large number of youth in rural areas engaging in farming activities, as a …

Agribusiness engagement key to poverty reduction among youth

With the increasing rate of unemployment among youths in Nigeria, development stakeholders are of the opinion that agriculture can serve as a source of alleviating unemployment and poverty, both of which are closely linked. According to a study carried out by Romanus Osabohien, under the IFAD sponsored IITA-CARE project, youth engagement in agribusiness can significantly contribute to increase in per …