Youth-in-agribusiness initiatives key to solving youth unemployment

Despite the introduction of several intervention programs to reduce or eradicate youth unemployment, the creation of jobs to reduce unemployment has been a major and trending issue across most developing and less developed countries in the world. However, the increasing unemployment rate in Nigeria among the youth within the age bracket of 25–35, remains a challenge to social, and economic …

Rodrigue S. Kaki

Rodrigue Kaki is from Benin Republic. He obtained his “Baccalauréat” in 2008. That same year, he was admitted to the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences of the University of Abomey-Calavi in Benin, where he completed both his first degree and Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics. Rodrigue is a 2018 fellow for the research grant for “Enhancing Capacity to Apply Research Evidence …

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 …

Agribusiness: Way out for Youth Rural-Urban Migration

Research has associated the increase of rural-urban migration amongst youth in Africa with lesser food expenditures and the incidence of poverty while attributing the major reason for youths migrating from rural to urban areas in West Africa, Nigeria to unemployment. The recent study funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) under the Enhancing Capacity to Apply Research Evidence …

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 trains Media Intermediaries from across Africa

The “Enhancing capacity to apply research evidence in policy for youth engagement in agribusiness and rural economic activities in Africa” (CARE) funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) organized a 3-day capacity training workshop for 21 journalists from across Africa. The training program which was themed; “Research Evidence Dissemination for Intermediaries”, was aimed at strengthening the research evidence …

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 …