Boosting youths interest in agric through capacity building



In its bid to unlock the massive opportunities inherent in the agricultural sector for the youths to thrive, the Private Sector Advisory Board (PSAG) Nigeria, Cluster 5 is set to host its first agriculture masterclass.

Themed: “Think Agriculture”, scheduled to hold virtually from July 7-9, 2021, the organisers plan to create awareness on the profitability of agriculture as a business, encouraging a multiplicity of investment for income generation and exposing participants to the opportunities in agriculture, and revealing how they can tap into it to make residual income.

With almost 40 million Nigerians between the ages of 15 and 24, the country boasts of one of the largest youth populations in the world. Sadly, the majority of the youth entertain misconceptions that agriculture is limited to farming or is generally non-profitable.

The Business of Agriculture Masterclass, according to the aims is to shift the gaze of youths to the limitless potential of the agric sector in Nigeria and let them know that the grass is greener where it is watered.

Created by the office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs to drive private sector participation toward the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), PSAG exists to foster policy dialogue, applied research, private sector engagement, and strategic interventions at the policy, project, community and entrepreneur levels. 

It is structured around 11 different clusters, mapped for the cross implementation and reporting of companies’ activities around the 17 SDGs under suggested standards.

The live training sessions will touch on major agric value chains and will be anchored by industry experts in the agribusiness sector who will share their depth of experience with aspiring agripreneurs for the benefit of income generation.

Source: The Guardian

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