As our population rises, there is also a rise in food consumption here in Nigeria, Africa and globally. As a result of this there is a need for an increase in agricultural activities and technique. This cannot be done without people being encouraged especially the youth to go back into agriculture which use to be a major part of our nations economy contributing a high percentage of our Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
This has prompted 2 active, young Agropreneurs (Mr Adeniyi Sola Bunmi, CEO Natural Nutrient Limited and Mr Debo Thomas Olushola-MD Hastom Global services Limited) to come up with an idea tagged WEST AGRI-BUSINESS INITIATIVE (WABI) in order to encourage young people into agriculture. WABI is willing to provide the opportunity for 50 serious young and able people willing to key into agribusiness industry. This opportunity is for those who apply and are selected through a process.
WABI will make available 20 hectares of land to the selected participants and they will also be trained in agricultural practices ranging from planting to marketing for free at WABI FARMERS HUB located in Ogbomosho, Oyo state This will increase the agricultural outputs of our nation, and at the same time, create employment for Nigerians. This package includes • Free registration • Free land • Free practical training (both online and offline) • Ready market for your produce.
The initiative now known as the Youth in AgriBusiness Development and Innovation(YABDI) has been launched and the Ogbomosho Project will commence in 2015. Thanks.