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Cote d’Ivoire sends team to Nigeria to understudy IITA’s model


Cote d’Ivoire, Africa’s largest cocoa producer, has sent a delegation to Nigeria to understudy the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture’s (IITA) Youth Agripreneur (IYA) model as part of efforts to revamp its agriculture and address its growing youth unemployment, IITA has said.

The 10-man delegation understudying the IYA model was led by Karitia Caulibaly, Deputy Director of Cabinet, Ministry of Youth Employment.

The team wants to get firsthand knowledge of IYA, as the country prepares to sign up to the African Development Bank’s funded program on youth in agriculture titled: ENABLE Youth.

The IYA model is a job creation and mind-set changing program aimed at attracting young men and women to agriculture by exposing them to the opportunities in the agriculture value chain, while at the same time providing training and mentorship to the youngsters.

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