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Sagbama youths trained on strategic value chain entrepreneurial dev


TWENTY-five participants from Sagbama town, Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State took part in the training on strategic value chain entrepreneurial development (including industrial attachment) for youths in the town.

It was organised by the Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI) in pursuance of her mandate in collaboration with McGeorge Consulting Ltd.

The one-week programme which was sponsored by the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is aimed at empowering the youth to harness opportunities along the strategic value chain entrepreneurial development in Agriculture.

Executive Director, ARMTI, Dr Olufemi Oladunni, represented by the Auditor, ARMTI, Mr Raji Abdulrahman, said the programme was designed to empower the youth in agribusiness development in order to enhance participants’ competence in engaging agricultural value chain activities to boost agricultural production and eradicate hunger and poverty.

He affirmed that the training had the capability to impart useful knowledge to the participants and encourage entrepreneurship to boost the nation’s economy.

Oladunni further admonished the participants to actively participate in all activities as directed and tutored by the facilitators, as these would engender self-sufficiency and self-actualisation.

Lead Consultant, McGeorge Consulting Ltd,  Engineer (Dr) O.A. Ogunjirin said the programme was borne out of the dire need of government’s desire to equip the youth of Sagbama town with relevant skills in value chain entrepreneurial development in Agriculture, which was needed to drive and transform agriculture into an enviable level of excellence and sustainability in Nigeria.

He charged participants to move from a life based on crude (crude oil) to a life that is driven by green (agriculture).

Participants were tutored by seasoned facilitators on understanding the basic concept of agripreneurship and farming as a business; basic concept of value chain development; agricultural land management for crop production; fish farming for improved livelihood; poultry farming for improved livelihood; farm record keeping using mobile application, and market analysis and linkages.

Some of the participants who spoke after the week-long training lauded the Federal Government for sponsoring such a laudable programme to empower the youth to enable them to overcome emerging challenges.

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