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IITA/IFAD 2021 Agrihub Training Project For Unemployed Nigerians

IITA/IFAD Agrihub Training Project – The International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) through its Youth in Agribusiness office is collaborating with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Songhai center in Nigeria to implement the Integrated Agribusiness Hub Project. 

The IFAD Agrihub project in Nigeria aims to create sustainable employment and income generating opportunities for young people in agriculture and related activities in Nigeria by directly reaching 3410 young men and women within five years (30% for entrepreneurial track and 70% for employment track).

Each hub is expected to provide several services including 1) Capacity-building, training, and mentoring; 2) Technology testing, demonstration, and certification facilities; 3) Technology transfer; 4) International networking and collaboration; 5) Policy advocacy and market intelligence; and 6) Links to investors and other financing sources.

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About International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture works with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate wealth from agriculture, with the ultimate goals of reducing hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. IITA was established in 1967 in Ibadan, the idea of the institute came from Ford and Rockefeller foundations desire to establish a centre for the improvement in quality of tropical foods IITA's research-for-development (R4D) focuses on addressing the development needs of tropical countries. The institute was e... read more


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IITA/IFAD Agrihub Training Project


Aim and Benefits of IITA/IFAD Agrihub Training Project

  1. Design a Pioneering Agribusiness Hub: We shall increase wage opportunities of youths through the hubs.
  2. Strengthen Rural Economics: Our focus is to transform rural communities into vibrant agric based economy.
  3. Consolidated Training Resources: We shall identify useful facilities and upgrade for agric skills training and knowledge transfer.
  4. Agribusiness Training and Skills Development:We shall strengthen skills of youths (with a focus on 50% women) in Nigeria as skilled wage earners and entrepreneurs through technical support, curricular activities and iCT applications.
  5. Agribusiness Hub Model Adoption: Agribusiness hub model adoption and outscaling by stakeholders through policy changes.

Requirements for IITA/IFAD Agrihub Training Project Qualification

Each hub is expected to provide several services including;

  1. Capacity-building, training, and mentoring
  2. Technology testing, demonstration, and certification facilities
  3. Technology transfer;
  4. International networking and collaboration;
  5. Policy advocacy and market intelligence; and
  6. Links to investors and other financing sources.

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Application Deadline

February 27, 2021


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) on agrihub.youthagripreneurs.org to apply

Interested applicants should  Kindly fill the application form in the link attached below to indicate your interest in joining the IFAD Nigeria agribusiness hub:

For more details, visit AgriHub website



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