YAP proposal #408: Agriculture and Agribusiness Employment Training (Kody Emmanuel, Senegal)

Introduction Serve Africa is providing employment training in agriculture and agribusiness to young adults residing in the Casamance region of Senegal through the organization’s signature programme, the Casamance Youth Agricultural Project (CYAP). Our activities target young adults between ages 20 and 35 years who demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit. Our interventions are three-fold: Agricultural Training Modules—Serve … More YAP proposal #408: Agriculture and Agribusiness Employment Training (Kody Emmanuel, Senegal)

YAP proposal #407: A Farming Haven for Lilongwe Youth (Tamanda Chabvuta, Malawi)

Who we are Catherine Mloza Banda, 25, a Rural Development and Extension graduate of Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR), currently working as Agricultural Value Chain Officer with Farm Radio Trust Malawi. and Tamanda Chabvuta, 26, an Arts Humanities graduate from University of Malawi Chancellor College and currently working as Communications Officer with … More YAP proposal #407: A Farming Haven for Lilongwe Youth (Tamanda Chabvuta, Malawi)

YAP proposal #406: A New Chilli and Tomato Sauce Factory (Aziz Abdulaziz, Tanzania)

Hello, my name is Aziz Abdulaziz, 28, Tanzanian, and on a usual day I spend most of my time behind a computer doing something related with software development. While this remains true, in the past few months I’ve come to realize my passion in agriculture and was lucky enough to team up with four of … More YAP proposal #406: A New Chilli and Tomato Sauce Factory (Aziz Abdulaziz, Tanzania)

YAP proposal #405: Guinea Fowl Processing and Marketing (Albert Akafari Ayinpoya, Ghana)

I am Albert Akafari Ayinpoya, 28, a citizen of the Republic of Ghana, from Zorko in the Upper East Region of the country. I hold a BA in Economics and Entrepreneurship Development from the University for Development Studies. I currently work with the Youth Harvest Foundation Ghana as an Agro-Enterprise Development Supervisor seeking to reduce … More YAP proposal #405: Guinea Fowl Processing and Marketing (Albert Akafari Ayinpoya, Ghana)

YAP proposal #404: Hydroponics: Growing into the Future (Sonwabo “Solly” Mani, Zambia)

I am Lassie Manda, 26, born in Kasama town in Zambia. I completed my grade 12 in 2008 and I made an attempt on tertiary education by going to a private college that offer training in Early Childhood Education. I have not been able to find formal employment yet but I started rearing chickens for … More YAP proposal #404: Hydroponics: Growing into the Future (Sonwabo “Solly” Mani, Zambia)

YAP proposal #403: Ecological Farming in the Bimbia Tropical Forest (Sylvia Mbongue Keji, Cameroon)

I am Sylvia Mbongue Keji, a 35-year-old agripreneur/project leader writing on behalf of Unity Sister Rural Farmers Association (UNSIRFA). UNSIRFA is a 12-member, Common Initiative Group established in 2008 and situated in Bimbia, Limbe III, Fako Division, southwest region, in the republic of Cameroon. UNSIRFA seek to establish a small ecological farm by interacting plant … More YAP proposal #403: Ecological Farming in the Bimbia Tropical Forest (Sylvia Mbongue Keji, Cameroon)

YAP proposal #402: ‘Ebites’: More than a blog—becoming a business (Enricka Julien, Trinidad and Tobago)

How it all started… My name is Enricka Julien. I am a 29-year-old professional working in the agriculture industry in Trinidad and Tobago, and I have a dream. The dream is to own my very own agribusiness. Ever since I was a child growing up in the countryside, in a rural community called Hardbargain, I … More YAP proposal #402: ‘Ebites’: More than a blog—becoming a business (Enricka Julien, Trinidad and Tobago)

YAP proposal #401: Set the Good Example (Mensa Kwami Tsedze, Togo)

Who am I? My name is Mensa Kwami Tsedze, 25 I hold a degree in biology and physiology from the University of Lomé. I am very passionate about environmental and climate issues, which has led me to be active in several environmental organizations and co-founding IDEAS for Togo in May 2013. Appointed Regional Ambassador for … More YAP proposal #401: Set the Good Example (Mensa Kwami Tsedze, Togo)

YAP proposal #400: Empowering Small-Scale and Young Farmers to Alleviate Poverty (Eluwole Olaniyi Akinkunmi, Nigeria)

Who? I am Eluwole Olaniyi Akinkunmi, 31, from Ile Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. I have B.Tech (Bachelor in Technology) in agricultural economics and extension from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology. I am an agricultural entrepreneur with eight-years’ quality experience running farms as a social enterprise to create jobs for women and young people, and build … More YAP proposal #400: Empowering Small-Scale and Young Farmers to Alleviate Poverty (Eluwole Olaniyi Akinkunmi, Nigeria)

YAP proposal #399: Agr-Solar Zambia (Liswaniso Mukela, Zambia)

My name is Liswaniso Mukela, 26, and an entrepreneur from Lusaka, Zambia, with a strong passion for national development through agribusiness. I graduated with Political Science and Public Administration from the National University of Lesotho in 2014, after which I began working full time on our family farm in Makeni, Lusaka. I have always been … More YAP proposal #399: Agr-Solar Zambia (Liswaniso Mukela, Zambia)

YAP proposal #398: Rabbit Farming for Employment and Health (Rodgers Akwilini, Tanzania)

My Name is Rodgers Akwilini, 28, Tanzanian, and holder of a Post-Graduate Diploma in Information Technology. My Passion is agriculture and I have a dream to use my career combined with my passion and commitment to help my society alleviate extreme poverty through agriculture. What is The Project All About? The challenges of poverty, hunger … More YAP proposal #398: Rabbit Farming for Employment and Health (Rodgers Akwilini, Tanzania)

YAP proposal #397: Integrated Home to the Resilience of Poor Families (A. Muh. Ilham, Indonesia)

I am A. Muh. Ilham, 40, I was born in the Soppeng Regency, South Sulawesi province. I attended Penah College majoring in Financial Management at the School of Management. As a social activist, I have been active in several non-governmental organizations since 2002, concentrating on mentoring groups and community development in some locations. This includes … More YAP proposal #397: Integrated Home to the Resilience of Poor Families (A. Muh. Ilham, Indonesia)

YAP proposal #396: Gender Empowerment Through Household Farm Products (Muhammad Issa Khan, Pakistan)

Hi, I am Dr Muhammad Issa Khan, 37, working as Assistant Professor at the National Institute of Food Science and Technology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan. Pakistan has an agriculture-based economy and produced variety of fruits in all provinces of the country. High quality of apricot, plum and apple are produced in Gilgit-Baltistan region of … More YAP proposal #396: Gender Empowerment Through Household Farm Products (Muhammad Issa Khan, Pakistan)

YAP proposal #395: Poultry for Education and Development: The Youth Story (Nyeko Samuel, Uganda)

This is a story of youths trying to survive in a difficult post conflict situation. I am Mr Nyeko Samuel, 23, a resident of Gulu town in northern Uganda, and parents from Attiak in Amuru district, towards the border with South Sudan. I am youth leader with the organization Community Network for Social Justice (CNSJ) … More YAP proposal #395: Poultry for Education and Development: The Youth Story (Nyeko Samuel, Uganda)

YAP proposal #394: Please, Please, Plant and Protect me! (Naanyu Manei, Kenya)

My name is Naanyu Manei, a 28-year-old Kenyan lady who has graduated with a Master’s degree in Agriculture Information and Communication Management from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. Currently, I work in an international NGO as an agricultural officer among the Kenyan pastoralists. My passion has always been issues on environment, mainly through adaptation measures … More YAP proposal #394: Please, Please, Plant and Protect me! (Naanyu Manei, Kenya)

YAP proposal #393: Bridging the Gap Between Farms and Consumers (Ojehomon Oritsebubemi Aigbodion, Nigeria)

My name is Ojehomon Oritsebubemi Aigbodion, 32, of Maryland, Lagos. I lost my Mum at the age of two. I live in Sabongida Ora (originally called Evbiobe), Owan West local Government Area of Edo State, Nigeria. I will break the gap between farmers and consumers, local and international. I came into agriculture with little experience … More YAP proposal #393: Bridging the Gap Between Farms and Consumers (Ojehomon Oritsebubemi Aigbodion, Nigeria)

YAP proposal #392: Safety and Hygiene in Goat Farming (Nuaman Alam, Pakistan)

In Pakistan, a developing country, there is no concept of food safety and its links to farming. We are in dire need of purity, as for as food farm and culture is a concern to us, so we students came up with an idea to do are bit to eradicate such evils from the country. … More YAP proposal #392: Safety and Hygiene in Goat Farming (Nuaman Alam, Pakistan)

YAP proposal #391: A Piggery and Meat Processing Plant (Herve Tuyishime, Rwanda)

  It is said that when you listen to your fears, you die without knowing that you could have become a great person. It’s a different story for the 30-year-old Herve Tuyishime from Kigali, Rwanda. Three years ago he defied his fears to venture in a business many educated youth would never think of: a … More YAP proposal #391: A Piggery and Meat Processing Plant (Herve Tuyishime, Rwanda)

YAP proposal #390: Purifying Sea and Polluted Water for Hydroponics (Julia Parris, Trinidad and Tobago)

My name is Julia Parris and agriculture is my passion. I am 29 years old, live in St James, Trinidad and Tobago, and am currently employed as an Agricultural Research Officer at the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries. My bachelor’s degree was in Agriculture and Environmental and Natural Resource Management while my master’s degree … More YAP proposal #390: Purifying Sea and Polluted Water for Hydroponics (Julia Parris, Trinidad and Tobago)

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)