TRAINING RESEARCH & ADVOCACY FOR DEVELOPMENT & EMPOWERMENT (TRADE) Young & Future Farmers Incubator Program (YFFIP) Registration

The goal of the Young & Future Farmers Incubator Program (YFFIP ) is to help grow young & future farmers from an unemployed young people who are concerned about food security and self-sustainability. The project will provide a more approachable entry into the world of agriculture by tackling the high-cost and high-risk nature of farming through the establishment of a collaborative farming model.
The YFFIP program will provides training, equipment, irrigation, land mentorship and market.
**Please return Application & Contract to – yffip@tradengo.org

Expectations and Requirements
*Minimum 1-year commitment.
*Willingness to be a good YFFIP community member. Open to feedback, collaboration, and communication with YFFIP staff and volunteers.
*Completion of YFFIP Application and Interview with YFFIP staff.

Responsibilities and Benefits
YFFIP participant is responsible for:
*Maintaining a tidy and clean land (free of weeds, pests, un-used equipment, etc)
*Collectively maintaining the farm, equipment, buildings and tools.
*Maintaining irrigation and/or drip tape and header.
*Leaving your plot as you found it when you complete the program (Cover cropping, weed seed reduction)
*Donating minimum 4 hours/week of general farm work to YFFIP farm. Schedule and task determined by YFFIP staff.
Signing and agreeing to the program contract.

Other details to note:
YFFIP reserve the right to change our policies and paper work on an annual basis.

Program Cost: YFFIP does not charge a fee for participation in the program. Financial assistance

Email address *
Farmer Name *
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Partner Name (if any)
Your answer
Address *
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Phone number *
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Whatsapp number
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Highest Level of Education *
Describe the type of farm enterprise you wish to establish (eg. vegetable, legumes. Fish, herbs etc). *
Your answer
Describe your experience farming (especially in regard to this type of farm enterprise.) *
Your answer
Please describe your needs to meet your farming goals: training, equipment, materials, planning, financial assistance. *
Your answer
What are your marketing plans, or plans for using produce otherwise? *
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Do you have a written business plan already, or will you need assistance preparing one? Please share what you have developed if so. However, please also note that you do not have to have experience with business plans to enter this program. *
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What are your long-term farming goals? 3 years? 5 years?
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Is there anything else that you think we should know about you or your farming goals at this point?
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Best way to contact you *
I understand that I will attend an interview to be accepted into the program *
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