In this article, we shall be talking about the steps and benefits of the Youth in Agrifood Export Development Program for Farmers in Nigeria.
Based on the current economy in Nigeria and with the high rate of unemployment in the country, youths can enjoy the benefits of having a source of income.
There is currently an opportunity open to youths who have an interest in the Agriculture sector, we shall talk about the program below.
What is YAEDP all about?
The Youth in Agri-food Export Development Program (YAEDP) is a six-month program designed to develop the capacity of 15,000 Nigerian youth, aged 25 – 40 to participate in the export sector.
The YAEDP program will provide training, market linkages, and digital support to entrepreneurs and cooperative leaders in the Nigerian agri-food sector.
Location of Program:
The program will be available to youths in the following states:
Abia, Adamawa, Cross River, Edo, FCT, Kano, Kaduna, Kogi, Lagos, Ogun, and Oyo.
Benefits and value chains of the program:
The program is currently accepting applications from agrifood entrepreneurs and cooperative leaders in these value chains:
Cocoa, Spices, Sesame, Shea butter, Cashew, Cassava, Soybean, Rubber, and Ginger.
To apply for the Youth in Agri-food Export Development Program and enjoy its benefits you have to meet the below requirements:
Nigerian agripreneurs and agro-cooperate pioneers between the age of 25 – 40 years who are hoping to export their produce.
Applicants’ businesses should be situated in the above states in the country.
Applicants should produce as well as sell food products in the above value chains.
The business must have been functional for at least one year.
If selected for the program, candidates must be willing to devote no less than 3 hours in a week for 6 – 8 weeks for the training part of the program.
The training will be entirely online-based while making use of digital channels and media.
How to apply for the Youth in Agrifood Export Development Program (YAEDP) 2022
To apply for the Youth in Agrifood Export Development program (YAEDP), follow the below steps accordingly:
- Visit the program registration portal here
- Scroll down to the Begin Application and click the begin button
- Answer the questions that follow truthfully
- Fill in your personal details (name, email, and others)
- Fill in your business info (business name, address, and others)
- Check through additional details too
- Submit the application.
The application portal is https://nourishingafrica.com/yaedp/application
The program application portal and an online form are currently open and will be closed on 30 of April 2022.