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IYA concludes training for Borno State youth

The “Putting nitrogen fixation to work for smallholder farmers in Africa” (N2Africa) project, in collaboration with the IITA Youth Agripreneurs (IYA), has concluded training for the fifth batch of selected youth in the north of Nigeria. The trainings commenced on 3 September 2014 and were held through about eight workshops convened at different periods in…

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Borno State Youth Agripreneurs get start-up grant

Following the workshops organized by the IITA Youth Agripreneurs for 40 youth in Borno State in September 2014 and 2015, N2Africa has approved grants for the trained Agripreneurs to kick-start their agribusiness enterprises. After selecting 20 potential agribusinesses from the identified crops, the youth chose the following: production and marketing for soybean, cowpea, and groundnut;…

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