Youth at the heart of Agriculture and Africa’s development
To promote a youth-led agribusiness society, reduce poverty and increase active youth participation in sustainable agriculture in Africa by 2020.
This festival is been organized Fresh & Young Brains Development Initiative (FBI Nigeria), a registered non-political, non-profit making and non-governmental organization founded on November 27th 2008. FBIN advance attitudes, policies and actions that promote justice, environmental sustainability, social responsibility and meaningful participation for young people in Nigeria and beyond.
Agriculture has been largely neglected, especially by our youth, even though it has been the first source of our nation’s internally generated revenue and God’s unending gift to mankind. As part of our mandate of mainstreaming youth into agriculture and sustainable development and recognizing your immense contributions to youth and sustainable development, we are motivated to celebrate Nigerians Youth Farmers at the First African Youth Agriculture Festival. “Y- Farm Youth Agric Festival” coming up on the 12th of August 2014, holding at the National Agric Show ground, Km 28 Keffi road, Nasarawa State, Nigeria.
We have proposed a strategy which will contribute and support the Agricultural Transformation Agenda of government for dealing with the near lack of youth participation and involvement in agriculture, including poverty and unemployment related issues and have come up with preliminary plans which include a series of public programs and development of a portfolio of information resources and educational materials such as:
• Farm Internships for young farmers
• Farm Documentaries
• Article write-up on Youth in Agriculture
• Development of a mobile Application on Agriculture Education
• The Y-Farm Campaign Toolkit
Business Plans & Ideas
The toolkit is a breakdown of the whole farming process from land ownership to farming techniques, skills and products marketing, Picture aids (pictograms)
Aqua-culture, poultry, large animals (cattle), mixed farming
Success stories and youth in agriculture
And much more
• Press Release: Raise awareness of the program to the world by bringing print and electronic media agencies together for press conference.
• Consultative meeting with relevant stakeholders. This will bring together relevant stakeholders, farmers and youth organizations championing the fight against poverty and agricultural development
• Youth Agric Festival (August 12, 2014): The festival would bring together stakeholders in the continent with a view to motivate and inspire youth in agriculture. The event will feature farm documentaries, marketplace, mentoring and exchange hubs, food & farm contests, exhibitions and awards.
• Form a youth farmers’ cooperative to be able to access loans and land for youth led farms in order to meet our target of 10,000 youth-led farms across Africa by 2020.
The proposed actionable activities will raise awareness that will lead to high level of participation and involvement of youth in agriculture and promote public investments in Agriculture, with the ultimate goal of reducing poverty and solving the unemployment challenge in the continent.
African Youth, Young farmers, private sector and government
• Young Farmers
• Relevant Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies
• State Ministries of Agriculture
• Agro-Allied Companies
• Agricultural Departments in Tertiary Institutions
• Agric Investors
• Development Partners
• Civil Society Organizations
• Agricultural Experts and Researchers
FOR INQUIRIES, CONTACT THE ORGANIZERS: FRESH & YOUNG BRAINS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE NIGERIA
PHONE: +234 (0)8053647180, +2348159756677, +2347066746245, +2348038399483
Register for the Festival now!!!