YAP Proposal #217: Agro-business training for youth (Tolulope Ayeyemi, Nigeria)




I am Tolulope Ayeyemi, a 25-year-old graduate of Soil Science and Land Resources Management from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun state, Nigeria. I have always been interested in agricultural research and development, with a primary focus on increasing food productivity and ensuring a sustainable environment.

In recent years, I have been dedicated to training rural farmers on improved agronomic practices to increase their production and ultimately increase their level of income and standard of living.

Agriculture remains a key sector in the development of any nation, and youth are a major driver to ensure a food secure and sustainable world. Over the last few years, the government of Nigeria has focused on agricultural development to boost its economy through a number of its programs, including Growth Enhancement Support (GES).

However, much is said and little is done, particularly for smallholder farmers and youth aiming to join the venture.

Studying Soil…

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