Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) and Riby, Nourishing Africa partnered to organize a program for the youths that will equip them with the required knowledge and resources to partake in the export sector.
The Youth in Agri-food Export Development Program (YAEDP) is a six-month program designed to develop the capacity of 15,000 Nigerian youth from aged 25 – 40 to participate in the export sector.
The program will take place in eleven states across the country, Abia, Adamawa, Cross River, Edo, FCT, Kano, Kaduna, Kogi, Lagos, Ogun, and Oyo. It is designed to provide training, market linkages, and digital support to entrepreneurs and co-operative leaders in the Nigerian agri-food sector.
Who can apply:
The YAEDP is accepting applications from agrifood entrepreners and cooperative leaders in these value chains: Cocoa, Spices, Sesame, Shea butter, Cashew, Cassava, Soybean, Rubber, and Ginger. Women and underrepresented youths with disabilities can also apply.
To apply, ensure that you meet the following criteria:
- Nigerian agripreneurs and agro-cooperative leaders between 25 – 40 years old who are looking to export their produce.
- Applicants’ businesses must be located in the priority states in the country.
- Applicants must produce and/or sell food products in the priority value chains.
The business must have been operational for at least one year.
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 channel and media.
Application for the program ends on the 30th of April 2022