YAP Proposal #360: Tshepi beekeeping (Tshepiso Marumo, Botswana)

I am Tshepiso Marumo, a 28-year-old woman from Metlobo village in the Southern district of Botswana. I currently hold a B.A. (honors) degree in Marketing Management from Anglia Ruskin University, an Advanced Diploma in public relations and advertising from ABM University College, and a basic beekeeping and basic vegetable production certificate from the Rural Training … More YAP Proposal #360: Tshepi beekeeping (Tshepiso Marumo, Botswana)

YAP Proposal #359: Fish-Mushroom integration (Dennis Chinkhata, Malawi)

First things first: The name is Dennis Goodson Chinkhata. I reside in Lilongwe, the capital city of the warm heart of Africa (Malawi). I am 23 years old and am in love with agriculture. I graduated from the University of Malawi with a BSc in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science and now I work under the … More YAP Proposal #359: Fish-Mushroom integration (Dennis Chinkhata, Malawi)

YAP Proposal #358: Garlic farming (Mainali Prashant, Nepal)

I am Prashant Mainali and I currently reside in Dhulikhel, Nepal. I am 22 years old and I am a final year Bachelor’s student in Biotechnology at Kathmandu University. My Bachelor program is about to finish. Then, I am planning to work in the agricultural sector in Nepal. Implementing the knowledge that I have acquired … More YAP Proposal #358: Garlic farming (Mainali Prashant, Nepal)

YAP Proposal #357: Small-scale poultry feather plucking maching (Godson Okey, Nigeria)

 About Me My name is Ashimole Godson Okey. I am 34 years old, from Imo state, Nigeria. I am a visionary, dynamic young Nigerian entrepreneur with a strong drive, passion and commitment to translate my business ideas into profitable sustainable ventures. I’m very confident, exceptional at multi-tasking with great organizational skills. My entrepreneurial journey has … More YAP Proposal #357: Small-scale poultry feather plucking maching (Godson Okey, Nigeria)

YAP Proposal #356: Rice farming and processing (Austin Amuzie, Nigeria)

My name is Amuzie Austin. I was born in 1985 and currently reside in the city of Lagos, Nigeria. I am the Project Director for Future Leadership Conference, Executive Member of Watchman Youth Empowerment Scheme, Web and social media expert, Blogger and a persuasive speaker and youth development facilitator. My passion and life’s story is … More YAP Proposal #356: Rice farming and processing (Austin Amuzie, Nigeria)

YAP Proposal #355: Piggery for agricultural waste management (Warren Arinaitwe, Uganda)

I’m Warren Arinaitwe from Kampala, Uganda, aged 36 years. I’m a practicing farmer with both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Agriculture. My project will be based on the utilization of agricultural wastes as alternative feed for pigs.  In Kampala, Uganda, where the project is based, over 1000 mt of organic waste are generated on … More YAP Proposal #355: Piggery for agricultural waste management (Warren Arinaitwe, Uganda)

YAP Proposal #354: Natural, healthy Roselle Drink (Amoloja Dolapo, Nigeria)

The non-alcoholic beverage industry is facing challenges. The volumes are falling, primarily in developed markets. Beverage Digest indicates a 3% fall in 2013 overall carbonated soft drinks (or CDS) volumes in the US, making it the ninth straight year that demand has declined. One major reason is the shift in consumer preference towards healthier products. … More YAP Proposal #354: Natural, healthy Roselle Drink (Amoloja Dolapo, Nigeria)

YAP Proposal #353: Frost your kale and heat it too! (Kareem Payne, Barbados)

A year ago, if you’d asked me about a greenhouse, my mind would have probably meandered down a long, dark and twisted road before finally arriving at a dead end where I would find a facility, more than likely in the color green where people conducted experiments on greenhouse gases. Okay, so maybe not, but … More YAP Proposal #353: Frost your kale and heat it too! (Kareem Payne, Barbados)

YAP Proposal #352: Oil palm plantation (Unyime Inyang, Nigeria)

Who My name is Unyime Ephraim Inyang, a native of Ikot Akpa Idem in Ukanafun Local Government of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. I am 35 years old and a graduate of Electrical Engineering Technology. What My project is to establish an oil palm plantation that at the beginning will contain 300stands of oil palm. The … More YAP Proposal #352: Oil palm plantation (Unyime Inyang, Nigeria)

YAP Proposal #351: Single origin chocolate (Chris Fidelis, Papua New Guinea)

I am Chris Fidelis. I am 36 years old and a Papua New Guinean citizen by birth. I have completed my Master’s Degree in Agriculture at the Papua New Guinea (PNG) University of Technology and am currently employed by the PNG Cocoa Coconut Institute as an Agronomist. I am planning to leave formal employment and … More YAP Proposal #351: Single origin chocolate (Chris Fidelis, Papua New Guinea)

YAP Proposal #350: Growing fruit trees for schools (Lukwago Umar, Uganda)

My Name is Lukwago Umar Kiggundu of Kampala, Uganda. I have a degree in Education, aged 35 yrs. I deal in germinating tree seedlings and I strongly believe that trees are for life. Trees are everything on this planet: its medicine, its food, and above all trees are sources of income. Therefore, as teachers we … More YAP Proposal #350: Growing fruit trees for schools (Lukwago Umar, Uganda)

YAP Proposal #349: Community cassava and maize farming (Charles Ekeh, Nigeria)

  My name is Charles Ekeh, 27 years of age and a native of Obibiezena, Owerri North, Imo State, Nigeria. I am currently based in Ekiti state. I am a graduate of Agricultural and Environmental Resources Engineering and am passionate about agriculture. I have been involved in personal research on wilting and permanent wilting point … More YAP Proposal #349: Community cassava and maize farming (Charles Ekeh, Nigeria)

YAP Proposal #348: Mechanical millet and sorghum thresher (Catherine Wanjiku, Kenya)

Apese is a widow in Teso South Sub-county of Busia County, Kenya. Her son, who is in secondary school, was sent home today for not paying his school fees. Her youngest 8-year-old daughter has been sickly the last two days. She needs money urgently, so what to do? She rushes to her granary and gets … More YAP Proposal #348: Mechanical millet and sorghum thresher (Catherine Wanjiku, Kenya)

YAP Proposal #347: Good Agricultural Practices Model Farm (Carolyn Kandusi, Tanzania)

“Seeing is Believing: Good Agricultural Practices Model Farm” A couple of days ago I was having a conversation with my brother-in-law who serves as an accountant at Tanzania Horticultural Association (TAHA), Arusha offices. As a prospective vegetable farmer, I was curious to understand the role and functions of TAHA in the horticultural sub sector. I … More YAP Proposal #347: Good Agricultural Practices Model Farm (Carolyn Kandusi, Tanzania)

YAP Proposal #346: Mung bean production (Abdurahman Haji, Somalia)

My name is Abdurahman Haji Ahmed Osman, from the Afgoi district of Somalia. I am 23 years old and I am in my last semester of a Bachelor’s degree in the faculty of agriculture at Benadir University, one of the oldest universities in Somalia. My dream is to rescue my country and my people, who … More YAP Proposal #346: Mung bean production (Abdurahman Haji, Somalia)

YAP Proposal #345: Vegetable farm with drip irrigation (Jide Anjous, Nigeria)

Greatness starts with giant strides towards paths that men fear, and the existence of men has only ever depended on reproducing agricultural flukes which have also evolved with the sophistication of the human race. I have no doubt that the spero lucem (light after darkness) thrown into my life was by association, as it is … More YAP Proposal #345: Vegetable farm with drip irrigation (Jide Anjous, Nigeria)

YAP Proposal #344: Piggery for prosperity (Emmanuel Luyinda, Uganda)

I am Luyinda Emmanuel, a 26-year-old Ugandan agriprenuer with over three years’ experience in  the piggery agribusiness sector in Uganda. I have certificates in pork production and pig artificial insemination , and I am the co-founder and CEO of Village Pork(U) limited, the “Best producer of the only meat to meet your needs”. Village Pork … More YAP Proposal #344: Piggery for prosperity (Emmanuel Luyinda, Uganda)

YAP Proposal #343: Commercial chicken farming (Jessica Mwende, Kenya)

Background Information Kibwezi Hortipreneurs Youth Group (KHYG) is one among many agribusiness incubation programs that were launched by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), based upon its novel agriprenuer model. The group was founded in March 2015 and currently consists of 10 members aged between 23-30 years. These members are all graduates with diverse … More YAP Proposal #343: Commercial chicken farming (Jessica Mwende, Kenya)

YAP Proposal #342: From cucumbers to cancer freedom (Tolu Timson, Nigeria)

My name is Tolu Timson, and I am from Nigeria, West Africa. I reside in Nassarawa state, which borders the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. I am 32 years old. I am a Technician by profession with a bit of farming background. Cases of breast cancer occurrences have been on the rise. I am applying … More YAP Proposal #342: From cucumbers to cancer freedom (Tolu Timson, Nigeria)

YAP Proposal #341: Microbiology for climate-smart agriculture (Adriana Díaz, Mexico)

And one cold night, the frost came… For the next three weeks, groups of rough, fit and dusty people roamed the city of Culiacan, the major city in the center of the largest and most productive agriculture region in Mexico. They were looking for any job they could get, with all the meanings that “any” … More YAP Proposal #341: Microbiology for climate-smart agriculture (Adriana Díaz, Mexico)