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Lagos State Agripreneurship Training Program 2024

Lagos Agripreneurship Programme (L.A.P.) is a social intervention program aimed at exposing the youth to agriculture via training utilizing modern agricultural techniques and practices towards job and wealth creation.

Agriculture is the backbone of many economies, averaging 25% or more of GDP in several developing countries and representing a prime opportunity to employ the youth. Considering the country’s ageing population of food producers, with an average age of 60+, it behooves the government to drive inclusive strategies that engage the target group in agricultural food production. Lagos is not left behind in this drive, and as such initiated programs targeted at youth participation in the sector through its Ministry of Agriculture to mitigate some of the challenges identified as preventing the youth from fully engaging in agriculture – most notably lack of financing, land, markets, and training.

Some of the programs initiated by the administration of Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu conceptualized the establishment of the Lagos Agripreneurship Programme (L.A.P.) in the year 2020 as a social intervention program aimed at exposing the youth to agriculture via training utilizing modern agricultural techniques and practices towards job and wealth creation. The program aims to train 15,000 youth across four value chains namely poultry, aquaculture, vegetable, and piggery within the next 5 years.

Aim and Benefits 

  • At the completion of training, participants will also undergo a three (3) month internship and mentorship phase of L.A.P in their chosen value chains.

Requirements 

Unemployed women and youth with a passion for agriculture who must:

  • Possess a minimum of Senior Secondary School Certificate
  • Have a satisfactory physical/health condition
  • Be between the ages of 18-35 for males and 18-40 years for females

Interview date, Process and Venue 

Selection Process

Lagos State Agripreneurship Training Program is open to suitable qualified candidates for placement into the One-Month Training in Poultry, Aquaculture, Vegetable Value Chains, E-Agric, and Agribusiness at the Lagos State Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), Araga, Epe.

At the completion of training, participants will also undergo a three (3) month internship and mentorship phase of L.A.P in their chosen value chains.

Application Deadline

Not Specified

How to Apply

For more details, visit Lagos State website

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