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Agropastoral and social fair showcases IITA’s technologies and achievements in Cameroon

Agropastoral and social fair showcases IITA’s technologies and achievements in Cameroon

At the recently concluded Agropastoral and Social Fair of the Mefou Afamba division (COMAF 2020), which took place in Awae, IITA Cameroon showcased IITA technologies and ongoing project outputs. The Institute participated in COMAF from 27 to 30 January to increase community engagement in Cameroon. One of the highlights of IITA’s exhibition was the display…

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Displaying the signed agreements: Cargele Masso, IITA Country Representative in Cameroon (left) and Honorable Mbairobe Gabriel, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development.

ENABLE Youth Cameroon back on track

The Cameroonian Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (MINADER), Gabriel Mbairobe, and the IITA-Cameroon Country Representative Cargèle Masso signed an amendment to the agreement on youth vocational training in agricultural entrepreneurship and Agri-business (ENABLE Youth Cameroon) on 30 October. The event took place in the conference hall of the MINADER in Yaoundé in the presence…

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Study group from The Gambia visits ENABLE Youth Cameroon

From 2 to 6 December 2019, IITA Cameroon hosted a delegation from The Gambia on a study trip to ENABLE Youth Cameroon to learn from its experience in youth in agribusiness. The visit also served as an opportunity to lay the foundation for beneficial cooperation between IITA and the Government of The Gambia in view…

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AfDB Vice President visits IITA

On 26 March, Dr Jennifer Blanke, Vice President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) paid a courtesy visit to IITA headquarters in Ibadan, Nigeria. She was received by IITA Director General, Nteranya Sanginga, the Deputy Director Generals, and members of IITA management. The purpose of her visit was “to see how the collaborations were going…

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Picture of Sougrynoma Zainatou Sore, Head of IITA Capacity Development Office, giving a presentation on IITA’s activities from inception to date.

Ivorian delegates visit IITA; acquire knowledge for ENABLE Youth implementation

As a sequel to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between IITA and the Government of Côte d’Ivoire to replicate the ENABLE (Empowering Novel Agri-Business-Led Employment) Youth program in the country, 10 delegates from the Ivorian government visited IITA Headquarters in Ibadan, Nigeria on 27–31 August

Picture of IITA mission team members meeting with Madagascar agriculture stakeholders

Support expressed for Madagascar’s ENABLE youth program

As part of the program implementation and promotion of youth in agribusiness in Francophone countries, the ENABLE youth program in Madagascar has been receiving support from different sectors in the country.

Picture of training participants in a discussion.

IITA builds capacity on business incubation for ENABLE Youth Sudan team

IITA has conducted a six-day comprehensive training on the establishment and management of successful business incubation programs for the team implementing the Empowering Novel Agribusinesses-Led Employment (ENABLE) Youth program and in charge of managing the platforms.

Picture of Signing of the partnership agreement between ENABLE Youth Sudan and the Savings and Social Development Bank.

ENABLE Youth Sudan partners with leading bank to provide financial services to Agripreneurs

The Sudan Chapter of the ENABLE Youth Program has entered into a partnership with the Savings and Social Development Bank to facilitate access to financial services by the youth.

Picture of The ENABLE team with the Director General, ARC Gedaref State, Dr Khalafalla Ahmed Ali.

ENABLE Youth Program off to a great start in Sudan…

The ENABLE Youth program in Sudan started positively with the team receiving a very warm welcome and support from various heads of states in the country and agriculture research centers that consider it “a timely and much-needed initiative in the country.”

Picture of DG Sanginga and an Agripreneur presents a plaque to HE, Kemi Adeosun.

Nigerian Finance Minister: ENABLE Youth should be rolled out

The Nigerian Minister of Finance, Honorable Kemi Adeosun, visited IITA on 10 June to look at the IITA Agripreneurs Program (IYA) and learn more about the African Development Bank-funded ENABLE Youth (Empowering Novel Agri-Business-Led Employment) Program.

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