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Enterprising Young Woman Expands Her Agro-Input Business

Nay Nay Tun is an agro-input retailer in Phayar Gyi in the Bago Region of Myanmar. She is a young woman from an agribusiness family (her father farms rice on 25 acres, and her brother is a gram merchant). Her father encouraged her to open an agro-input shop because there was only one in Bago town. When she started at the…

ACMA2 Engages Young Farmers in Benin

In 2018, the Youth, Agribusiness, and ICT4Ag team of the ACMA2 program, through a tour in the departments of Ouémé and Zou, sensitized young farmers involved in the peanut, maize, soya, chili, cassava, palm oil, and fish value chains, ACMA2’s plans to engage young entrepreneurs. This activity made it possible to massively enroll young people in the ACMA2 youth strategy,…

International Youth Day: Agricultural Entrepreneurs in Benin Increase Incomes

Nassirath Arobadade, a 32-year-old producer, processor, and tradeswoman of palm nuts in Adja Ouèrè, Benin, shares her story of working with IFDC’s ACMA 2 project, funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Benin “I am Nassirath Arobadade, and I proudly work across the entire palm oil value chain as a producer, processor, and tradeswoman. My palm…

youth in a field at a learning center in Nigeria

2SCALE and Partners Develop Farmers’ Academy in Nigeria

Recently, SPAR International and the Artee Group (AG) have embarked upon an ambitious new initiative to support smallholder Nigerian farmers to produce high-quality fruits and vegetables for Nigerian consumers.[1] To achieve this, the IFDC-led 2SCALE program has been collaborating with AG. The partnership with AG aims to support the establishment of a Farmers’ Academy in Sagamu in Nigeria. The Academy…

Prem Bindraban Discusses Youth Job Creation Through Advanced Soil and Plant Nutrition

Prem Bindraban, director of IFDC’s European-Netherlands Office, is giving a presentation on February 8, 2017, about the importance of plant and soil nutrition for farmers in sub-Saharan Africa. He will speak at the Food First conference in The Hague about how African agriculture needs precise and innovative fertilizers to improve health, harvests, and the environment, all while engaging youth and encouraging…

Farming for Profit: A College Graduate Turns to Agriculture

Our 2SCALE project helps farmers profit from their work by providing training and agribusiness linkages. Below is the story from a young farmer who chose the farm over the city. My name is Yusuf Monimago from Kwara State, North Central Nigeria. I have a background in public administration at Kwara State Polytechnic, and I also trained for one year on…

4 Ways to Attract Youth to Agribusiness

Thompson Ogunsanmi, coordinator of the 2SCALE program in Nigeria, reflects on why it is so difficult to attract youth to agribusiness and explains how 2SCALE is dealing with this issue.

IFDC and 4-H Celebrate National Agriculture Day

On March 11, 2016, IFDC hosted students from three local 4-H programs at its global headquarters in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, USA, in advance of National Agriculture Day in the United States on March 15. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES), in partnership with IFDC, organized the event as part of the two groups’ recent collaboration to engage youth in agriculture.…

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