Western Africa

IITA Hub Directors may replicate IYA model

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Eastern, Southern and Central Africa Hub Directors with members of staff and IYA.

Eastern, Southern and Central Africa Hub Directors with members of staff and IYA.

There are strong indications that IITA Regional Directors may replicate the IITA Youth Agripreneur model as part of efforts to engage young people in agriculture and create employment at the hub level.

The desire to replicate a similar program came during separate visits by the directors to the IYA office in Ibadan during the Institute’s R4D week that took place from the 24 to 29 November 2013.

Hub Directors Dr Bernard Vanlauwe of the Central African Hub, Dr David Chikoye of the Southern Hub, and Dr Victor Manyong of the Eastern Hub accompanied by members of staff from their respective regions were impressed with the program.

 

Dr Marie Yomeni, SARD-SC Cassava Commodity Specialist based in DR Congo said the IITA Bukavu station is already bringing together a group of young people for a similar mission, and would love the IYA to provide backstopping.

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