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No farmer, no future

“Without agriculture we are going nowhere, no farmer, no future”. This is how Kolo Juliana, one of the IITA Youth Agripreneurs organizers, stated the relevance of fostering agriculture among the youth. “Now that they have been trained, she added, they can go back to their places and impart the knowledge among other youth”. Under the slogan of “A youth to youth... More
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Our 7 cents for a successful funding proposal to attend conferences

Have you ever found yourself in the situation in which you wanted to submit a funding proposal to support your  participation to an event but you were not successful in the end? If yes, keep reading. Getting sponsorship is not an easy task, especially when it comes to attending international conferences. It is usually a lengthy process for which you start... More
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Social media reporters needed for the YADI workshop

  Between 28-30 May 2014, the IITA Youth Agripreneur (IYA) and the Young Professional in Agricultural Development (YPARD) Nigeria will celebrate the Youth in Agribusiness Development Initiative (YADI) Workshop. In order to engage on-site participants, reach out to a wider audience remotely and promote the YADI Project Conceptualization Workshop, both organizations are putting together a Remote Social Reporting Team. This volunteer... More
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GFAR: Farmers’ Group Approach Boosts up Small Scale Farming

Agriculture is the main source of food, income, and employment for the majority of people in Nepal. But one big hurdle for most farmers is financing. Loans tend to be too expensive for smallholder farmers. They often involve a lengthy application process, and farmers can rarely meet the rigid collateral requirements—rural land is neither recognized nor accepted as collateral by many banks. Without... More
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