Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) together with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice), University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC) and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) partners to jointly announce International Training in Youth Employment in Agribusiness and Sustainable Agriculture. The overall training goal is to improve rural livelihoods of the youth living on agriculture and agriculture-based enterprises with a specific objective to train the youth for enhanced technical, business/entrepreneurial skills for increased incomes and creation of employment opportunities.
The training which will start in 2019 through to 2021 will accommodate 1,000 unskilled and unemployed rural youth with at least secondary education in Nigeria (650 youths; Oyo and the Ekiti States only) and the Republic of Benin (350 youths; Cotonou and Parakou only) with a minimum ratio of 50% women and 50% men will be selected and trained to acquire productive skills for gainful self-employment and employment in agro-industry.
Criteria for selection:
- Direct and indirect target group: 1,000 unskilled and unemployed rural youth with at least secondary education in Nigeria (650) and the Republic of Benin (350) will be trained to acquire productive skills for gainful self-employment and employment in agro-industry. A minimum ratio of 45% women and 55% men.
Countries focused by YEASA: Nigeria and Republic of Benin
Recruitment Screening Factors:
- Evidence of Age (18-35 years)
- Previous or present involvement in business or Agribusiness
States focused in Nigeria: Ekiti and Oyo
Regions focused in the Republic of Benin: Cotonou and Parakou
How to apply:
Interested applicants should visit: https://www.yeasa.org to apply.
Activities include training to acquire skills in operational and management of business, technical training to develop commercial products and/or services, business planning and organisation including systems, roles, and product quality, customer/client focus to meet the needs and satisfy requirements including two elements; product pricing and timely delivery; business management, i.e. preparation of cash flows, revenue projections, balance sheet, product offering/service provision to clients/customers assessing risks, market identification and segmentation.