Western Africa

IYA members give seminar on opportunities in agriculture

 

IYA with the chairman of Ibarapa Local Government, Mr Olaosegba

IYA with the chairman of Ibarapa Local Government, Mr Olaosegba

As part of efforts to get more young people engaged in agriculture, members of IYA went for an outreach in Ibarapa Local Government Area and gave a seminar presentation to the youth in the community on the benefits inherent in agriculture.

    The visit to Ibarapa Local Government which is located in Oyo State, southwest Nigeria was held on 30 October 2013.

    The outreach culminated in a partnership agreement, in principle, between the Local Government and the IYA that will see the training of youths in that community on best-bet agricultural practices.

Sixteen representatives from the Ibarapa Local Government attended the meeting.

    The Chairman of the Local Government, Honorable Lanre Olaosegba commended the quality of presentation and lauded the young agripreneurs for their level of knowledge. He noted that despite the fact that most of them do not have an agricultural background they were able to take up agriculture as a form of business and a means of income for themselves.

    The Ibarapa Local Government agreed to pay a visit to the IYA to strengthen the partnership.

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