May 16 2017
Research on youth has shown that learning, challenges, exchange of ideas, sharing of solutions to peculiar problems and mentorship are useful in ensuring their success in whatever sector they find themselves.
This is no different for youth in the agricultural sector irrespective of the point of the value chain they find themselves.
To drive home this message […]
May 05 2017
By any standards, Joshua Ayinbora works an exceptionally long day. As well as doing a full-time job as an engineering geologist, this 30-year-old graduate from Ghana runs a small but flourishing pineapple agribusiness. With the help of ICTs, he is able to monitor his farm from a distance, ensuring his enterprise is always under control.
Jan 23 2017
Onyekachi Ekezie is our Young Agropreneur of the Month (YAPM) of the month of January 2o17. He is from Imo State, and the CEO of Kaptain Foods Limited. Majid Tokurah met with him at the #Afritech2016. Read more in the interview that follows.
How was growing up like for you?
Answer: I grew up in Port-Harcourt, Nigeria where […]
Oct 03 2016
Amaka Beverley Agbakoba, is the MD of UWA earth Foods, a wholefoods and health conscious brand which was founded in 2015 by two friends with passion for health and nutrition to create a demand for minimally processed, under-utilized natural products and raw materials in Nigeria. Her product offerings include edible peanut butter, cashew butter, peanut crunch […]
Sep 06 2016
Making the most of opportunity – Tolulope’s brave choice in building her own cassava processing/packaging business venture
Aina Tolulope an undergraduate of the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Ibadan and a native of Ogun State is the CEO of Tolulope foods processing and packaging company- which is currently into the processing and packaging of Gari and has a brand known as MyGari aside packaging food items as souvenier for events. […]
Aug 13 2016
This month we interview Kolawole Omotola a young entrepreneur from Ekiti state. He is also a Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP) Alumni, today he has a cassava processing facility where he packages “garri” for consumers within and outside his community. Omotola is one youth who have succeeded with support through business skills training, mentoring, […]
Jul 05 2016
This month we bring you a model youth of the IITA youth Agripreneur who was mentored to see Agriculture as a business. Today he has moved on to make for himself a growing and thriving business in plantain, banana and pineapple sucker production and multiplication among others, he distributes his suckers to various locations across […]
Jun 01 2016
This month we introduce you to Atinuke Lebile a young agro-entrepreneur without a family farming background but has grown for herself a lifestyle in Agriculture that is inspired by passion and hardwork. Atinuke started her agribusiness year 2014, today she has sole income from her 10 acre farm where she plants plantain, cassava, rice and […]
May 02 2016
Ezedike Fredrick is a “northern farmer” who hails from Imo State. He is a graduate of Pure and Applied Physics from Lodoke Akintola University (LAUTECH) Fredrick’s interest in agribusiness developed during his youth service year when his students became his friends. They took him to their various farms after school hours and enlightened him […]
Mar 10 2016
Tolu while growing up loved Agriculture but wasn’t interested in taking up a profession in the sector, she was latter convinced by a close friend to study Medicine to become a medical doctor. After writing JAMB twice to study Medicine (but not offered admission), Tolu decided to take up soil science and land resources management […]
Jan 29 2016
I was a finalist at the 1776 challenge cup hosted by Generation Enterprise in Lagos. The high point of this event were not the pitches but my conversation with two remarkable individuals, Seyi Abolaji of Wilson’s Juice and Tobi Oke of Intel Capital. This post would dwell mainly on the conversation with Seyi.
I first came […]
Sep 30 2015
Musa Ibrahim CEO Baruwa Integrated Nig. Enterprise – Is an agricultural engineer by training. His love for agriculture has given him the opportunity to explore all options he can, especially as it relates to agribusiness. He is one of the young agropreneurs who has stood despite the odds and challenge of Nigeria’s agricultural system to […]
Aug 17 2015
Many young people have continued to defile all odds and built sustainable agribusinesses that stand the test of time, create employment and help generate wealth. Particularly of interest are young women who stand out in doing farming as a business.
In this piece we bring to you our interview with 29 year old CEO of Nuela […]
Nov 10 2014
Nigeria cultivates a large array of food and cash crops among which rice has emerged as the fastest growing sub-sector and a popular staple food, especially for urban dwellers. Rice is cultivated in virtually all of Nigeria’s agro-ecological zones. These versatile attributes make it a unique crop with various potentials for enhancing productivity, thus this […]
May 29 2014
EDITOR NOTE: Davies Okeowo sends this in from Ogun State where he interviews 16 year old Gbenga Akinyele who has picked interest in backyard farming. To be specific snail rearing. Gbenga’s experience is worth sharing. And thus we recognize him as our Young Agropreneur of the Month of May 2014
Over the past few years, there […]
May 02 2014
All over Africa and indeed Nigeria many young people have been able to make the right decision to pursue a career in agriculture and agribusiness. Interesting is the fact that quite a number of this youth did not even study agriculture.
An example of this is the Managing Director of Farmcentre Africa. A 29 year old […]
Mar 31 2014
Valentine Adura is a youth with a difference. He has not just stopped putting into practice all the agriculture based knowledge he acquired right from childhood. The CEO of Adura Baba, answers our questions and shares his journey in agriculture so far
WHAT IS YOUR BACKGROUND IN AGRICULTURE LIKE?
Growing up as a child, I usually helped […]
Feb 27 2014
This month February takes us to meet Tosin Awoyinka. Tosin a young lady with lot of passion for agriculture. This passion is reflected in her daily activity as Head of Aquaculture, Jamilaville Farms,Minna Niger State Nigeria. At 25 years of age, Tosin has earned a Bachelors in Engineering from the Federal University of Technology Akure […]
Jan 29 2014
This month’s Young Agropreneur (YAP) is Agbonlahor Marymartha. Her compaling story is quite inspiring. One that portrays hard work, consistency and a never give-up spirit. She share with the Agropreneur Naija! team her story
I am Agbonlahor, Ehizogie Marymartha, an indigene of Edo State, Nigeria. I had an early exposure to agricultural activities, crop and […]
Aug 08 2013
“Agriculture is a very viable enterprise and is interestingly challenging.”- Kolade Ige (YAP,March-2013)
Mr. Kolade Ige
This month, our young agro-preneur of the month goes to Kolade Ige the founder of FARM FEEDS and EQUIPMENT Nigeria. He is into General Poultry farming, aquaculture and livestock feed consultancy. AGROPRENEUR Nigeria team caught up with him and he shares his thoughts with us. Here is his story:
“Agriculture for me has been a great passion i […]
Aug 08 2013
SONGHAI Centre for Training, Production, Research and Development of Sustainable Agriculture Port- Novo Benin Republic was like a dream in the heart having heard much about this center with the great influence it has expanded along the coastal countries of West Africa. Going to Songhai was a turning point that has led to a drastic […]
Aug 06 2013
My name is Apeh Omede. I am currently working as Researcher/Assistant Lecturer in the Animal Production Department at Kogi State University. It was never my initial intention to study or take up a career in Agriculture. However, with time, I got so interested and I decided to remain in the field of Agriculture.
My first challenge […]