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TACKLING YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT IN NIGERIA USING AGRICULTURE BY SOTONYE ANGA COORDINATOR, AGRIBUSINESS & YOUTH EMPOWERMENT.

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1 TACKLING YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT IN NIGERIA USING AGRICULTURE BY SOTONYE ANGA COORDINATOR, AGRIBUSINESS & YOUTH EMPOWERMENT

2 POPULATION Nigeria has a population of One Hundred and Sixty Million (160,000,000) Million people 16/01/20142Prepared by sotonye anga

3 SIZE OF YOUTH Over 80 Million youths make up our population 16/01/2014Prepared by sotonye anga3

4 BREAKDOWN OF YEARS SPENT BY OUR YOUTHS IN SCHOOL 2 years in Nursery 6 years in Primary 6 years in Secondary 4 years in University 16/01/2014Prepared by sotonye anga4

5 18 YEARS IN SCHOOL What is the value of this education? Are the skills acquired during this 18 years employable? 16/01/2014Prepared by sotonye anga5

6 YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT More than 70% of our youth population is either unemployed or underemployed. 16/01/2014Prepared by sotonye anga6

7 HAVE YOU HEARD THIS BEFORE? I spent 22 years of my youthful life in school, graduated with a degree in History from the University of Lagos, I am 26 years old and i do not have a job! 16/01/2014Prepared by sotonye anga7

8 WHAT DOES THIS PORTEND? Danger!! Insecurity Threat to National economic growth Poverty Food crisis 16/01/2014Prepared by sotonye anga8

9 THE BIG QUESTION? Is our population a blessing or a curse? 16/01/2014Prepared by sotonye anga9

10 WHAT DOES THIS POPULATION MEAN? Large consumer market Human resource A tool for economic development 16/01/2014Prepared by sotonye anga10

11 LETS SEE THINGS DIFFERENTLY 80 Million youths means a great and powerful pool of human resource that must be harnessed and put into productive use in order to boost economic growth and development for Nigeria. 16/01/2014Prepared by sotonye anga11

12 HOW CAN WE HARNESS THIS POOL OF VIBRANT HUMAN RESOURCE? 1) We need to make Agribusiness exciting, creative and innovative enough to stir and spur youth interest. Many thanks to the Honourable Minister of Agriculture, Dr Akinwunmi Adesina CON for what he is already doing in this regard. 16/01/2014Prepared by sotonye anga12

13 HOW CAN WE HARNESS THIS POOL OF VIBRANT HUMAN RESOURCE? 2) Raise a new breed of Agripreneurs 16/01/2014Prepared by sotonye anga13

14 HOW CAN WE HARNESS THIS POOL OF VIBRANT HUMAN RESOURCE? 3) Create multi Agribusiness skills acquisition centres across the county. 16/01/2014Prepared by sotonye anga14

15 HOW CAN WE HARNESS THIS POOL OF VIBRANT HUMAN RESOURCE? 4) Establish farm settlements and fill them up with youths that will produce different commodities for use as raw materials for our industries and food for our people and exports. 16/01/2014Prepared by sotonye anga15

16 HOW CAN WE HARNESS THIS POOL OF VIBRANT HUMAN RESOURCE? 5) Encourage youth involvement in value addition to our raw crops 16/01/2014Prepared by sotonye anga16

17 HOW CAN WE HARNESS THIS POOL OF VIBRANT HUMAN RESOURCE? 6) Deliberately create a finance window to fund youths in Agribusiness and make access to funding easy. 16/01/2014Prepared by sotonye anga17

18 HOW CAN WE HARNESS THIS POOL OF VIBRANT HUMAN RESOURCE? 7) Invest in modern technology that makes Agriculture less cumbersome. 16/01/2014Prepared by sotonye anga18

19 OPPORTUNITY IN DISGUISE Across board, Nigeria ranks at the bottom on agricultural indices 16/01/2014Prepared by sotonye anga19

20 MECHANIZATION INTENSITY 10 tractors per 100 Hectares compared to Indonesia with 241 tractors per 100 Hectares. 16/01/2014Prepared by sotonye anga20

21 ONE WAY TO BUSINESS sotonye anga, agribusiness and youth empowerment group, CASON

22 CASON AGRIBUSINESS BASKET sotonye anga, agribusiness and youth empowerment group, CASON

23 ONE MILLION YOUTHS TARGET 2013 In CASON, we have began a very big project, creating a database of Nigerian youths interested in Agribusiness and we will make this database available to policy makers. 16/01/2014Prepared by sotonye anga23

24 16/01/2014Prepared by sotonye anga24

25 THERE IS HOPE FOR NIGERIA THANK YOU!! 16/01/2014Prepared by sotonye anga25


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