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 program will provide training, market linkages, and digital support to entrepreneurs and co-operative leaders in the Nigerian agri-food sector.
Abia, Adamawa, Cross River, Edo, FCT, Kano, Kaduna, Kogi, Lagos, Ogun, and Oyo.
The YAEDP is accepting applications from agrifood entrepreners and cooperative leaders in these value chains: Cocoa, Spices, Sesame, Shea butter, Cashew, Cassava, Soybean, Rubber, and Ginger.
- Nigerian agripreneurs and agro-cooperative leaders between 25 – 40 years old who are looking to export their produce.
- Applicants’ businesses must be located in the priority states in the country.
- Applicants must produce and/or sell food products in the priority value chains.
- The business must have been operational for at least one year.
If selected, participants must be willing to dedicate at least 3 hours in a week for 6 – 8 weeks for the training component of the program. The training will be entirely online leveraging digital channel and media.
If you meet the eligibility criteria, apply today!
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application is ongoing until 30 April 2022
Who Can Apply
The Program is open to all Nigerian citizens aged between 25 – 40 years, who own and run an agri-food business or lead an agrocommodity cooperative in Nigeria.
The program focal states include Abia, Adamawa, Cross River, Edo, FCT, Kaduna, Kano, Kogi, Lagos, Ogun and Oyo. However, applicants from other states in Nigeria are eligible to apply.
Interested persons should click the link and apply