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Leventis empowers 27,000 Youths, agropreneurs

Executive Director, Leventis Foundation, Hope Usieta

Leventis has so far trained 27,000 Youths on agricultural techniques, in its six training schools spread across the country as part of efforts to boost agriculture and youths empowerment.

The company’s policy is aimed at boosting Nigeria,s agricultural output and sustainable food program on the back of growing global food demands.

This is coming as African countries battle food importations against the backdrop of revelations that the continent,s food imports will peak at $110b, by 2025.

The Executive Director, Leventis Foundation, Hope Usieta, speaking at the company,s agricultural Youths summit organized to mark the 2020 World Youth Day, revealed that Leventis has invested about N32b in the last 30 years on its agric training for Youths, as part of its contributions to Youths empowerment

The program targeted at youths is offered for free to youths who are interested in taking agriculture as a vocation

The company also on Wednesday announced winners of its empowerment contest with Alogba Moshood Abiola, of Ambagreen Enterprises Global Limited, while Obinikpo Isioma Irene, of Oma’s Fish Heaven, came second, but both got N500,000 grants each after a thorough screening of the over 600,000 enteries received by the Foundation.

The firm has continued to demonstrate commitments to supporting and developing communities working closely with instructions and government

Usieta said Leventis ” had over the years continued efforts to synthesize and proffer solutions”

” Our core activity in Nigeria is centered on agriculture development, where we have established six six agricultural training schools across Nigeria”

The company has been working to attract youths into agriculture as well as train and support them to adopt improved , eco-friendly, farming practices and technology aimed at reducing drudgery , while increasing the national food basket”

The African Union Economic Social and Cultural Coucil AU- ECOSOCC, representative in Nigeria, Tunji Asaolu, said the institution is committed to partnering with Nigeria to compliments its agricultural program.

” We are strategically leveraging on demographic and comparative advantage of young people with the focus of creating the enabling environment for young people to start and grow functional agricultural microenterprises in the agricultural value chain , via the national Youths Agricultural Entrepreneurship Development program”