YFARM AWARD FOR AFRICA YOUTH IN AGRIBUSINESS

GOAL

To Celebrate Success Of African Youth In Africa’s Success In Agriculture And Integrate Youth Into The Implementation Of Africa Agenda 2063.

OBJECTIVES

  • To Provide A Link And Direct Access To Mentoring Opportunities, Networking And Market For Young Agropreneurs And Other Stakeholders
  • To Discuss Strategies For Turning Science Into Agribusiness And Integrating Youth Into Inclusive Agribusiness Incubation
  • To Celebrate Youth-Led Agribusinesses Across Africa
  • To Harness Youth Potentials In Agribusiness Towards Attaining The Africa Agenda 2063
  • To Formally Launch The National Youth Agric Manifesto For Nigeria
  • To Get Endorsements For The United For Food Campaign Petition

 

CATEGORIES OF AWARD

  1. Production:
  2. Crop
  3. Livestock
  4. Aquaculture
  5. Agro Processing And Packaging
  6. Aesthetics
  7. Hygiene
  8. Safety Of Products
  9. Agribusiness/Agropreneurship:
  10. Innovation
  11. Marketing
  12. Sales
  13. Branding
  14. Networking
  15. Advocacy
  16. Consulting
  17. Training

ELIGIBILITY

  1. Applicant Shall Be An African Youth Resident In Any Part Of Africa
  2. Applicant Shall Be A Male Or Female Farmer Or Agropreneur Between The Ages Of 18-35 Years.
  3. Applicant Shall Be Willing To Mentor Other Youth In Their Area(S) Of Specialization.
  4. Applicant Must Have Been Involved In Any Of The Award Categories Mentioned Above For At Least 2years.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION

  1. Scale Of Operation: Small, Medium And Large Scales Of Operation Are Considered. Size And Number Of Various Enterprises Identified In Category (1) Above, E.G. Size Of Land/Crops, Number Of Livestock And Poultry, Surface Area Of Fishpond(S), Number Of Beehives And The Yield Realized From These Are Used To Classify Scale Of Operation Where Applicable.
  2. Sustainable Agriculture: Applicant Should Be Conversant With Cultural Practices Such As Fertilizer Application, Weed, Pest And Disease Control As Well As Animal Production Techniques. We Recommend Organic Farming.
  3. Identification Of Farming Problems And Innovation: Applicant Should Be Able To Identify And Solve Environmental Problems Affecting His/Her Agricultural Enterprise Using Indigenous Knowledge Or Technology.
  4. Record Keeping: Applicant Should Have Adequate Knowledge Of Book/Record Keeping That Will Assist Him/Her To Evaluate The Success Or Failure Of The Enterprise.
  5. Adoption Of New Technology: Applicant Should Prove That He/She Is In Tune With Innovations With Regard To Improved Practices, Inputs And Techniques Which Will Increase His/Her Agricultural Productivity.
  6. Farmer’s Role In His Or Her Community: To Be Considered Suitable For The Award, The Farmer Must Contribute Towards The Growth Of The Community In Which He Or She Lives In. He/She Should Extend To, Or Share Knowledge With Other Farmers In The Community.
  7. General Impression Of Applicant And Agric Enterprise: The General Outlook Of The Applicant And His/Her Agric Enterprise Is Very Important. The Applicant Should Be Able To Demonstrate Potentials In The Enterprise That Can Be Used To Empower Other Youth And Community Members.
  8. Participation In The African Youth Agric Festival: Finalists Should Be Willing To Handle Their Travel Logistics Or Send A Representative To Participate In The Festival In Order To Receive The Award. Festival Organizers Shall Provide 2 Days Accommodation And Feeding For Finalists.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION

All Applications Must Be Submitted ONLINE On Or Before Friday, September 29, 2017.

AWARD PRESENTATION

The Award Will Be Presented During The 2nd African Youth Agric Festival On October 27, 2017 In Abuja, Nigeria.

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