Sector of activity
Food & Beverage
Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation, Education & Awareness Raising, Other
Type of lead actor
The aim is to develop a Swedish-Nigerian collaboration to support a Youth Farmer's Empowerment Scheme which creates jobs for graduates youth, boosts food production for food security, income generation to reduce poverty and to achieve sustainable economic development through the diversification of the economy.
We are now in the early stages of the project but the main areas of collaboration within this framework will be:
• Online capacity building and knowledge sharing between Nigerian and Swedish young farmers;
• Capacity building to develop inclusive, resilient and profitable agri-business;
• Facilitating partnerships between Nigerian farmers and Swedish businesses including the use of proven technologies to improve processes along the value chain from planning cultivation, to maintenance, harvesting and processing;
• Effective/cost saving application to optimize sales and distribution; Co-development of mobile solutions to improve productivity and income generation.
Impact and Results
An estimated 6,050 graduates and youth will be empowered in a total of 121 sites with targets to generate over 24,000 jobs directly on the farms and about 30,000 indirectly from the smallholder value chains annually by 2018.
Next steps and how to get involved