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Apply: YAEDP Program for Nigerian Youth


The Youth in Agri-Food Export Development Program (YAEDP) 2022  is organizing a six-month program for Nigerian youth.

The program is designed to develop the capabilities of the export sector. About 15,000, Nigerian youth from aged 25-40 are expected to participate in the program.

It will also provide training, market linkages and digital support to entrepreneurs and cooperative leaders in the Nigerian agri-food sector.

The program will take place in the following locations: Abia, Adamawa, Cross River, Edo, FCT, Kano, Kogi, Lagos, Ogun, and Oyo

Application from Value Chains:

YAEDP is accepting applications from agri-food entrepreneurs and co-operative leaders in these value chains: cocoa, spices, sesame, shea butter, cashews, cassava, soybeans, rubber, and ginger.

Who is Eligible

  • 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.

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

Click here to apply