YESAA is a youth oriented initiative for the encouragement and attraction of youths to Agribusiness, bearing in mind the enormous amount of opportunities in the agricultural value chain, and need to vary the labor composition in the sector, given the ageing population of Farmers.
As is known,youth involvement in Agribusiness in Africa , amongst other factors, is hampered by lack of knowledge on the opportunities in the sector, challenges with start-up funding, non-availability of affordable land, and to a large extent, lack of basic Entrepreneurial skill in Agribusiness Management. Additionally , young people, from traditional practices, do not see a good future with Agriculture , as it is often portrayed as very laborious, unrewarding and vocation for the rural poor. That mind set has to change. The huge population of young people are a demography that must be harnessed, cultivated, and and nurtured to both national and global use.
When the youths are involved, the future is better secured, in terms of food security, jobs, and sundry economic multipliers….more…..