YAP proposal #428: Protein for Africa every Dinner (Allan Muhaari Wachira, Kenya)

Who will feed 1 billion Africans come 2050? What will be Africa’s contribution toward hunger end; by 2030, as per the SDGs? What part are you and I playing to contribute towards a hunger-free Africa? There are of course 100 potential answers to these questions; and I wish to propose one of them in the … More YAP proposal #428: Protein for Africa every Dinner (Allan Muhaari Wachira, Kenya)

YAP proposal #427: Al-Hadhar Family Agriculture and Fisheries (Aklan M.Majaliwa, Tanzania)

1. Introduction Al-Hadhar Family is the group of Tanzanian students who graduated from Mkwawa High School located at Iringa region, Tanzania who joined together to form an entrepreneurship group in various areas in agriculture and fisheries. This group was formed on August, 2014 and based at Dar es Salaam, Tanzania by looking for those who … More YAP proposal #427: Al-Hadhar Family Agriculture and Fisheries (Aklan M.Majaliwa, Tanzania)

YAP proposal #426: Growing Vegetables for Healthy Living (Adewole Adedamola, Nigeria)

My name is Adewole Adedamola, a graduate of microbiology. I am 22 and currently undergoing my agricultural incubation programme at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture under the Youth Agripreneurs programme. I am a young Nigerian who is interested in the nutrition of and job creation for Africans especially Young Africans, starting with my country. … More YAP proposal #426: Growing Vegetables for Healthy Living (Adewole Adedamola, Nigeria)

YAP proposal #425: Enhancing Resilience of Integrated Agriculture and Aquaculture (Thomas Simbankabo, Rwanda)

  I am Thomas Simbankabo from Rwanda, 25, a recent graduate if University of Rwanda, college of agriculture animal science and veterinary medicine. After graduation I have been looking for a way I can gain experienced in agriculture, especially in the livestock domain, where I have requested a voluntary internship at the university, in the … More YAP proposal #425: Enhancing Resilience of Integrated Agriculture and Aquaculture (Thomas Simbankabo, Rwanda)

YAP proposal #424: A Multipurpose Agriculture Consultancy (Sablah Bright, Ghana)

I am Sablah Bright, 27, a determined young Ghanaian entrepreneur who seeks to impact people and communities with life changing service and initiative. As young man who decided to start a business that will focus on improving agriculture. Together with my team, I undertook detailed feasibility studies of the agriculture sector targeted at identifying agriculture-related … More YAP proposal #424: A Multipurpose Agriculture Consultancy (Sablah Bright, Ghana)

YAP proposal #423: Banana ‘Wine’ in Uganda (Bagada Monday Richard, Uganda)

I’m Bagada Monday Richard, 32, and a Ugandan. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in agribusiness management and am also in advanced stages of finishing a Master’s degree in agribusiness management from Makerere University. I hail from one of the most marginalized regions in Uganda. Having had a troubled past, Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom remains heavily underdeveloped … More YAP proposal #423: Banana ‘Wine’ in Uganda (Bagada Monday Richard, Uganda)

YAP proposal #422: Boosting the Agribusiness Centre Initiative (Titus Kisauzi, Uganda)

My name is Titus Kisauzi, aged 34 years. I am a Ugandan living in Kampala. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture and a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Extension Education from, Makerere University. I wish to boost the Agribusiness Centre initiative, which was started in 2014 in Busukuma Sub-County, Wakiso district, Uganda. The district neighbours … More YAP proposal #422: Boosting the Agribusiness Centre Initiative (Titus Kisauzi, Uganda)

YAP Proposal #421: Plantain and snail plantation (Olaolu Ayeni, Nigeria)

Who? I am Olaolu Lawrence Ayeni from Nigeria, and I love music, writing, creating new ideas, travelling, acting and watching football. My professional work experience started with advertising to experiential marketing and brand management. Recently I have been working independently managing Vitafoam retail outlet and as an Independent Business owner with the world’s number one … More YAP Proposal #421: Plantain and snail plantation (Olaolu Ayeni, Nigeria)

YAP Proposal #420: Integrated organic livestock and vegetable farming (Mwendalubi Simamba, Zambia)

My name is Mweendalubi Malikana Simamba. I am a 34-year-old young woman who lives in Lusaka, Zambia. I have a degree in Economics and Business Finance and a postgraduate diploma in Economics with a specific focus on development. I want to impact lives by helping rural communities to become nutritionally self-sufficient by growing their own … More YAP Proposal #420: Integrated organic livestock and vegetable farming (Mwendalubi Simamba, Zambia)

YAP Proposal #419: Catfish hatching and rearing (Emmanuel Enema, Nigeria)

My name is Adanyi Emmanuel Enema. I am 26 years old. I was born on the 27th of May 1989 and I am a Nigerian living close to Abuja. What? I am applying for this grant to help me start and grow my catfish rearing and hatching operation. I started out catfish rearing on August … More YAP Proposal #419: Catfish hatching and rearing (Emmanuel Enema, Nigeria)

YAP Proposal #418: Self-Sustaining Agricultural Programme (Stanley Oranika, Nigeria)

The sweetness of Permaculture cannot be overemphasised. Imagine stepping out to the backyard, and right before you there tomatoes and oranges and mangoes and cashews growing wildly. Imagine the shade and fresh air that comes with this beautiful scenery. Close your eyes for a moment and feel the wind caress your body. Escape from the … More YAP Proposal #418: Self-Sustaining Agricultural Programme (Stanley Oranika, Nigeria)

YAP Proposal #417: Groundnut oil and cakes (Mercy Haruna, Nigeria)

My Name is Mercy Haruna Wakawa. I’m from Hawul Local Government Area of Borno State, Nigeria. I was born on the 25th of April, 1986. I studied Food Science and Technology B. Sc. (Hons) from the University of Maiduguri, Borno State. I’m a simple businesswoman who has taken up agriculture not just as the area … More YAP Proposal #417: Groundnut oil and cakes (Mercy Haruna, Nigeria)

YAP Proposal #416: Vegetables and agro-processing (Siyanda Duma, South Africa)

I am Siyanda Duma, 31 years of age, from a small town in KwaZulu Natal Province called Greytown,  South Africa. Growing up in a rural area, my family and every other household had a piece of land they used to plant vegetables. On daily basis when coming back from school we were expected to go … More YAP Proposal #416: Vegetables and agro-processing (Siyanda Duma, South Africa)

YAP Proposal #415: The Village Pond (Gulo Setiawan, Indonesia)

My name is Jaya Setiawan Gulo, 25, from Medan, Indonesia. I am currently taking a Project Management certificate at Edmonds Community College with a scholarship from Northwest Community College Initiative, sponsored by the United States Department of State. Sei Paham is a village located in a very rural area in North Sumatra, Indonesia where most … More YAP Proposal #415: The Village Pond (Gulo Setiawan, Indonesia)

YAP Proposal #414: Linking passion fruit farmers to collection centres (Stephen Kibet, Kenya)

Subsistence farming is the main source of livelihood for many households in developing countries. I was brought up in the North Rift region of Kenya, where maize and wheat farming continues to be our main source of food and income. However, increases in cost of production, coupled with price volatility, have made our lives miserable. … More YAP Proposal #414: Linking passion fruit farmers to collection centres (Stephen Kibet, Kenya)

YAP Proposal #413: Lessons from my grandfather (Liang Chun, Malaysia)

  My name is Wan Siti Nur Aishah binti Wan Zuki and I come from a family of farmers in Kelantan, Malaysia. Back in the 1980s before I was even born, my grandfather was given the title “Kelantan’s Best Farmer” in recognition of his success in adopting conventional agriculture and promoting it among local farmers … More YAP Proposal #413: Lessons from my grandfather (Liang Chun, Malaysia)

YAP proposal #412: Growing Vegetables and Eggs (Zaina Hemedi Marijani, Tanzania)

I am Zaina Hemedi Marijani, 29, a Tanzanian woman from Dar es Salaam. As a youth who aims at having my own agricultural projects, I hope you will think of including me in your programme that aims to empower youth. I have the idea of being a businesswoman with two projects. Production of Vegetables Production … More YAP proposal #412: Growing Vegetables and Eggs (Zaina Hemedi Marijani, Tanzania)

YAP proposal #411: A Bank of Hoofs: Flexible Goat Contract Farming with Smallholders (Walusako Kayinga, Malawi)

Aloha, my name is Walusako Kayinga. I am a second year master’s student in animal science at Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources. I am running a social entrepreneurship project with 15 smallholder farmers from around the university whereby I provide them with goats, livestock drugs and extension services under a very flexible contract … More YAP proposal #411: A Bank of Hoofs: Flexible Goat Contract Farming with Smallholders (Walusako Kayinga, Malawi)

YAP Proposal #410: Cooperative Capin (Eric Mavaruganda, Burundi)

COOPERATIVE CAPRIN POUR L, AMELIORATION DU BIEN ETRE DES ADOLESCENTS RURAUX Eric MAVARUGANDA promoteur de ce projet est a diplômé de communication pour le développement a l, université lumière de Bujumbura au Burundi. Des la fin de son cursus académique, il est passionné par le développement communautaire et plus particulier par le développement de la … More YAP Proposal #410: Cooperative Capin (Eric Mavaruganda, Burundi)

YAP proposal #409: Production of ‘Water Chicken’ by Rural Poor for Food and Cash (Gnanapragasam Krishanthan, Sri Lanka)

  I’m Gnanapragasam Krishanthan, an agriculture graduate with the specialization in aquaculture. I’m 33 and I live in kilinochchi district a core part in Northern Province of Sri Lanka. Currently working with war-affected resettled rural communities including farmers, fishermen, and youth to uplift their livelihoods through reasonable livelihood practices. This particular project plans to promote … More YAP proposal #409: Production of ‘Water Chicken’ by Rural Poor for Food and Cash (Gnanapragasam Krishanthan, Sri Lanka)