Youth in Agrifood Export Development Program

In partnership with the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) and Riby, Nourishing Africa is launching the Youth in Agri-Food Export Development Program (YAEDP), a six-month program designed to develop the capacity of 15,000 Nigerian youth, aged 25 – 40 to participate in export.

The program will provide virtual training, market linkages, and digital support to entrepreneurs and co-operative leaders in the agri-food sector across ten states in Nigeria including, Abia, Adamawa, Cross River, Edo, FCT, Kano, Lagos, Kogi, Ogun and Oyo.

The YAEDP is accepting applications from agrifood entrepreneurs and cooperative leaders operating in these value chains: cocoa, spices, sesame, shea butter, cashew, cassava, soybean, rubber and ginger.

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Eligibility Criteria

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 channels and media.

Also Read: Africa Agriculture & Trade Investment Fund

How to Apply for Youth in Agri-Food Export Development Program (YAEDP) and Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) Programme 2022

Eligible individuals can apply through the application portal:

The YAEDP aims to ensure inclusiveness, hence, we strongly encourage applications from women and underrepresented youth such as those with disabilities.

Applicants are to note that this program does not provide grants to participants. Application and participation in the program are free of charge.

YAEDP / NEPC Youth Empowerment Programme Closing Date 2022

Applications are open until 30th April 2022, but eligible businesses are encouraged to complete and submit their applications as soon as possible.

Selection will be on a rolling basis.