IFAD trains 56 Jigawa youth on entrepreneurship
The Jigawa office of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on Monday said it had selected 56 youth to benefit from its agribusiness training and loan in the state.
Malam Sa’idu Ali, the Coordinator, IFAD’s Agribusiness Support Programme in the state, revealed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse.
Ali said that the programme would be executed under IFAD’s Climate Change Adaptation and Agro Business (CCAAB).
He stated that the beneficiaries of the programme tagged: ‘N-Agriprenuership’, were selected from seven Local Government areas, namely Auyo, Buji, Dutse, Gwaram, Guri, Gwiwa and Taura.
The coordinator in a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report added that the beneficiaries comprised 44 males and 12 females.
He said the male would be trained in spraying techniques, rice and wheat milling, and agribusiness while the female ones would be trained in groundnut and vegetable grinding.
After the training, sprayers, threshers, milling machines, grinding machines and other items would be given to the beneficiaries on loan.