Exclusive agro project empowers Nigeria, Tanzania youth

From OKORO CHINEDU
LAGOS, (CAJ News) -THOUSANDS of Nigerian and Tanzanian youth are poised to benefit from a major agricultural project partners have agreed to establish in the two countries.
The US$13 million collaboration is a partnership between the MasterCard Foundation and Michigan State University (MSU).
This collaboration will support 15 000 young people aged 18 to 24 in major bread basket food shed regions surrounding Lagos and Dar es Salaam to access employment and entrepreneurship opportunities.
AgriFood Youth Opportunity Lab will encourage youth to participate in the fast-growing horticulture, aquaculture, poultry, cassava and oilseed sectors in Nigeria and Tanzania.
The partnership will also assist economically disadvantaged, hard-to-reach
out-of-school youth as they transition into employment and entrepreneurship opportunities in the agrifood system.
CAJ News

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