Applications are open for the Fully funded Kwara Agriculture Youth Development Program 2020. The Kwara Agriculture network as part of its commitments towards promoting sustainable development through agriculture invites applications from youths, students and women in agriculture and related studies to participate in the fully funded youth development program come 2020.
This year’s program has a target of supporting young elite Agriprenuers as well as the subsistent rural farmers in other to boost overall yield and productivity in the nation. The program shall support 1000 beneficiaries in four major agricultural fields.
Additionally, the program shall provide opportunity to learn and apply virtual principles and practices in real agricultural productivity while enhancing agro-processing of various agricultural commodities. The 2020 KWAYDP will take place from January, 2020 through June 2020 in Kwara state, federal republic of Nigeria.
Who we are?
The Kwara Agriculture Network is a duly registered non-governmental youth organization with a team of zealous agricultural youths and practitioners who are passionate about developing the agricultural sector of the economy. It is a grass root nonpartisan volunteer based group whose motive is to provide youths hands on farming opportunities, food for the local community and a place for community building multi-disciplinary education and research. It also seek to create awareness of agriculture and promote improvements in the quality of agriculture through Judicious use of ICT. This initiative also plans to drive innovations, promote interdisciplinary dialogue and spark debates to generate solutions to domestic food waste, food losses and resilience of aspiring farmers. Visit www.kwagricnetwork.com for more information about the network.
About the program:
Kwara Agriculture Youth Development Program (KWAYDP) is a fully funded agricultural empowerment (support) program that offers youth the opportunity to practice various agricultural activities. This year, it gives room for four major agricultural fields and subsectors). These are;
- Fish farming.
- Poultry farming (layers and local breeds).
- Crop farming (majorly soya beans, fruits and vegetables) and
- Animal rearing (Goat and snail farming).
The program is targeted at increasing food security and safety. It provides an opportunity for 1000 youths to practice agriculture of their choices and interest. After harvesting, availability of a ready market makes the program much unique since the network will serve as an off taker to the produced commodities. . All beneficiaries after undergoing a training session on the chosen agricultural field shall be offerred with individual field pack termed “KWAYDP STARTER PACK” worth of 50,000 – N500,000.
Afterwards, the produce sales belongs to the beneficiary based on terms and conditions of the network. It aims at:
- Empowering devoted youths in agriculture
- Encourage agricultural professionalism through a combined session of training courses and filed experience after which certificates are awarded.
- Improving the health of citizens through nutritious diet intake.
- Providing free consultancy and extension services by a team of experienced experts in modern and sustainable agriculture.
Using a case study methodology, fellows identify new solutions to improve agricultural output. Over the course, the fellows are taken through a short-term training exercise prior to the empowerment program. This will give a room for further enlightenment of youths devoted to agriculture but lacks proper technical know-how on the field of choice.
The program is designed by faculty of talented experts who works with a cohort of fellows to explore a value chain approach in field operation in other to promote agricultural development. After a period of 6 months, the network will serve as an off taker to provide a ready market for the products.
For updates on the program and other upcoming opportunities, you are advised to follow us on twitter via @kwagricnetwork, or facebook at kwara Agriculture Network.
Eligibility: Are you
- A young committed and passionate individual about agricultural development?
- Ready to use your intellectual and knowledge to bring about changes in agricultural sector?
- Willing to take agriculture to the next level?
- Willing to get certified as you grow your technical know-how on agricultural field work?
The kwara agriculture network wants to hear from you!
All applicants must:
- Possess a minimum of o level result .
- Be a Nigerian citizen within the age bracket of 19-35.
- Be proficient in spoken and written English.
- Be physically and mentally fit for the program.
- Provide all relevant supporting documentation.
- Be willing and ready to participate in the program with total commitments.
- Complete the online application form.
PLEASE NOTE: NO charges will be charged online in the course of registration, as stated on the network’s official website. Kwara Agricultural development does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank account.
Duration: 6 months
Potential contribution at the program, Leadership potential, agricultural experience and ability to work as a team will be an added advantage to all applicants.
How to apply:
Applicants who meet the above criteria can apply by visiting the link below to fill the application form in English.
Applicants must fill out all the required fields on the provided form via the apply now link
Be sure to click the submit button to complete your application
All applicants to must have a valid Gmail account for application and communication. It is important to go through all applications requirements in the program webpage before applying
Time table for training exercise will be made available to shortlisted candidates at a later date.
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Twitter handle: @kwagricnetwork
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The Kwara Agriculture youth development program will play a critical role in ensuring food security and availability, improving health and preventing diseases caused by malnutrition, and overall empower of youths devoted to agricultural development.
Deadline: 31 December 2019 @ 11:59pm GMT
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