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Young African Works IITA Project & Training Program 2020/2021

The International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), in partnership with Mastercard Foundation is inviting applications from suitable candidate for the 2020 Young African Works IITA Project & Training Program for young Nigerians.

Young African Works IITA Project and Training Program 2020


Kaduna, Kano, and Lagos

Young Africa Works – IITA project – an innovative approach to agribusiness training and start-ups for Nigeria’s young people.

The project is to advance agribusiness opportunity to over 40,000 Nigerian youths especially women.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Aged 18 – 35 years
  • Must be ordinarily resident in the respective municipal area (and live within 5km radius of a cluster)
  • Must have attained at least Junior Secondary School 3 (JSS3) for entrepreneurship track & a diploma for employment track
  • Willingness to commit at least 6 weeks for the training
  • Must demonstrate passion for agriculture
  • Interest in the project focus commodities
  • Must have access to a functional mobile phone
  • Affiliation to a registered association is an added advantage

How to Apply for 2020 Young African Works IITA Project & Training Program

All interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply
Obtain your Application at:

  • Lagos State Agricultural Development Authority, 371 Oko-Oba, Agege Motor Rd, Agege, Lagos.
  • IITA Office, National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Services (NAERLS) office complex, Zaria Kaduna State.
  • International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Sabo Bakin Zuwo Road, Kano State.
  • A follow up interview may be conducted for the final selection of beneficiaries to be considered for the training.

Application Deadline 12th December, 2020.

Note: A certificate will be issued upon completion of the training program.

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