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 #389: Rice production (Job Osuret, Uganda)

Hi readers! My name is Job Osuret, a Ugandan by nationality, aged 32, and a holder of both a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Diploma in Business Administration Majoring in Accounting. Currently I’m based in my home district of Kumi in Eastern Uganda, approximately 450 Kilometers east of the capital, Kampala. My life … More YAP Proposal #389: Rice production (Job Osuret, Uganda)

YAP Proposal #388: Food security through fishing (Ismail Wehlie, Somalia)

My name is Ismail Hassan Wehlie, 23, from the Somalian federal government. I have a degree in agricultural science I have participated in a lot of campaigns for livestock development. I have special training in fish farming and fish harvesting agribusinesses. This project is called “creating wealth and sustainable food security through fish farming”. Our … More YAP Proposal #388: Food security through fishing (Ismail Wehlie, Somalia)

YAP Proposal #387: Hydroponics and convenience packaging for vegetables and herbs (Stacey-Dane Hutchinson, Jamaica)

From the open field, to hydroponics, to packaging, to the end market – moving up along the value chain is my focus! The average farmer in Jamaica is highly dependent on primary production, and he relies on the middle-men to purchase their produce at farm-gate. When we produce without a market, the bargaining power seldom … More YAP Proposal #387: Hydroponics and convenience packaging for vegetables and herbs (Stacey-Dane Hutchinson, Jamaica)

YAP Proposal #386: Integrated catfish and livestock farm (Lukman Lawal, Nigeria)

Who? I am Lawal Lukman, born on August 21st, 1983 in the city of Gusau in Zamfara State, Nigeria to the family of Malam Lawal Abdulhamid. Zamfarms  is owned by myself, its founder, a graduate of chemical engineering. I have undergone several trainings in the agricultural sector with agro-entrepreneurship as common culture right from childhood. … More YAP Proposal #386: Integrated catfish and livestock farm (Lukman Lawal, Nigeria)

YAP Proposal #385: Traditional ecological knowledge (Seema Sharma, India)

A warm ‘namaste’ from a woman scientist from India. I am Dr. Seema B. Sharma, 38 years young!! With a Masters and Doctorate in Environmental Science and also the qualifying degree (UGC-NET) for a noble profession of a lecturership in any of the esteemed colleges of the country, I could have had a well settled … More YAP Proposal #385: Traditional ecological knowledge (Seema Sharma, India)

YAP Proposal #383: Mushroom growing kits (Paulina Mselem, Tanzania)

My name is Paulina Mselem and I’m 35 years old. I come from Iringa, Tanzania. I currently work with Neema Crafts Organisation in Iringa, an organisation dedicated to helping people with disabilities. I have a disability myself but my philosophy is “disability is not inability”. I am committed to creating hope in my community. Recently … More YAP Proposal #383: Mushroom growing kits (Paulina Mselem, Tanzania)

YAP Proposal #382: Pig farming and processing (Evans Kimosop, Kenya)

I am called Evans Kimosop, a.k.a. the ‘Village Boy’ from Kanes Farm located at Eldoret, Kenya.  I am 28 years old and was raised by a family that relied on farming to have income for paying school fees and other bills. Two years ago a group of friends and I wanted to set up a … More YAP Proposal #382: Pig farming and processing (Evans Kimosop, Kenya)

YAP Proposal #378: Soil carbon sequestration through organic fertilizers (Msafiri Mkonda, Tanzania)

  My name is Msafiri Mkonda and I am a PhD student from Tanzania. Introduction Drought affects soil moisture content and nutrient flow required for crop production in most sub-Saharan African countries. More than 60% of African’s rural population is involved in agriculture but it still forms a quarter of the world’s hungry people. Tanzania … More YAP Proposal #378: Soil carbon sequestration through organic fertilizers (Msafiri Mkonda, Tanzania)

YAP Proposal #377: Soya seed multiplication (Wisdom Bwanali, Malawi)

  My name is Wisdom Bwanali and I am 28 years old. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Land Management (Physical Planning) which I obtained from Mzuzu University in 2014. I come from an agricultural family that is based in the border district of Mchinji, Malawi. The art of farming is one of … More YAP Proposal #377: Soya seed multiplication (Wisdom Bwanali, Malawi)

YAP Proposal #376: Agricultural technology dissemination (Amandeep Singh, India)

  “The future of India lies in its villages.” Indeed, this statement is very true as about 70% of the massive 1.31 billion Indian population lives in villages and over 70% of rural households depend on agriculture and its allied sectors as their primary means of livelihood. Today we talk about FDI, Made in India … More YAP Proposal #376: Agricultural technology dissemination (Amandeep Singh, India)

YAP Proposal #361: Safe and effective pesticide use (Emmanuel Mwakabana, Tanzania)

  The Southern Highlands Agrobusiness Service (SHAS) project is proposed and written by Tanzanian Emmanuel Christopher Mwakabana, 27 yearsold. Emmanuel lives in Makambako in the Njombe region of Tanzania. Description of the project proposal The SHAS project is intended to provide extension service to small-scale farmers of the Southern Highlands of Tanzania, particularly the Njombe … More YAP Proposal #361: Safe and effective pesticide use (Emmanuel Mwakabana, Tanzania)