The programme Skills Development for Youth Employment – SKYE funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in collaboration with FarmAgric Foundation for Agriculture have concluded the first phase of the Agricultural skill acquisition program ASAP 2020. So far, 300 young people have been trained on Good Agricultural Practices in the program’s first module.
The participants, made up of young Nigerians with interest in agriculture, unemployed and under-employed youths; and low-income farmers, have expressed their excitement at being exposed to the modern agricultural practices and the opportunity the program is affording them.
Nonye Ezenwa, a participant of the training said “I never knew Agriculture could be this simple. With this training, I feel like I can go into a field, cultivate and have a good harvest. The classes were very practical, way beyond just head knowledge”.
Speaking on the end of the first module of the Agricultural skill Acquisition Program ASAP project, the Executive Director Ms. Veronica Valentine said, “We are steadily achieving our aim of training and equipping Nigerian youths for better inclusion in Agriculture. So far, we have trained 300 people and are looking to increase the number to 500 in module two which is scheduled to commence on the 24th February 2020.”
Asked about the registration process for the second module she responded “Registration for module two has started and the classes will commence on the 24th of February, 2020. Interested persons are encouraged to apply via on the FarmAgric Foundation website – www.farmagricfoundation.org. ”
Note to the Editor:
The programme Skills Development for Youth Employment – SKYE, is a four-year programme funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. SKYE focuses on the acquisition of knowledge and skills for the labour market through Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) to tackle unemployment and underemployment, root causes of irregular migration and socio-economic degradation in Nigeria. The programme is addressing the supply and demand sides of the integrated employment approach by focusing on improving the quality of TVET in the labour-intensive construction and agriculture sectors and the occupational field of industrial mechanics. SKYE promotes public and private stakeholder dialogues about TVET and supports Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).
For more information, please contact Caroline Chukwura, GIZ- SKYE, M +234 906 253 4048; [email protected]
The FarmAgric foundation is an Initiative of the FarmAgric, a technology-driven agricultural company that empowers farmers through the provision of required capital and inputs using funds raised from the investing public.
Founded in 2019, FarmAgric Foundation is a non-governmental organization whose mission is to empower farmers to spur unprecedented growth and development in the agricultural sector in Africa. We build capacity of new and existing famers with our tailored training sessions, provide opportunities for hands-on internships on our farms and mobilize resources for rural farmers.
Improvement of farmers’ lives and farm produce, form the basis of our work. The Foundation’s commitment to capacity building and community development creates effective and sustainable solutions to even the most difficult and persistent challenges such as youth unemployment, hunger and poverty.
For more information, please contact 08169942774 Email: [email protected]