Determinants influencing youth engagement in agribusiness

With agribusiness gaining more attention in the domain of entrepreneurship development, small enterprises in agriculture run by youths can contribute significantly to economic growth, poverty reduction, and address the issue of youth unemployment across Africa. Despite a growing concern on the lack of interest with agriculture amongst youths on the continent, engaging youths in agriculture has become a prominent topic …

Youth involvement crucial to successful agriculture intervention programs

The N-power Agro program introduced in 2015 as a National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) designed to create jobs and empower Nigerians between the ages of 18 and 35. The goal of the program is to provide skills, tools, and experience necessary to advance from unemployment to employment, entrepreneurship, and innovation. This was part of the Nigerian government’s efforts to address …

Over 400 applications received from across Africa for CARE Grant

Following the announcement for the call for applications on the “Enhancing Capacity to Apply Research Evidence (CARE) in policy for youth engagement in agribusiness and rural economic activities in Africa”, over 400 applications were received from across Africa for the three-year research grant. The fellowship under the framework of the CARE project funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development …

IFAD-CARE sponsored study focuses on agribusiness to tackle unemployment in rural Africa

Policymakers in Africa have been called upon to adopt sustainable ways to address the rate of unemployment among youths across the Continent. In a study carried out by Esther Lombe Kwaambwa under the IFAD sponsored CARE project being implemented by IITA, youth unemployment estimated at 23% is projected to double with Africa’s youth population expected to be over 830 million …

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 …