AGRO INCUBATION CENTER (IDEAS PARK)
Are you creative, innovative and passionate about creating needed solutions for Agriculture value chains and value additions? LEAD initiative in conjunction with Innovation Experience India brings you a chance of a lifetime to sharpen your skills and then put them to work. It is called the Innovation Experience University (ORGANIC FOOD FOR STUDENTS BY STUDENTS) which is aimed to ignite you to creativity. The training starts from 7th March and ends 5th August 2017.
A popular song in Nigeria says “Education in school without hands-on training in Agriculture is an incomplete education”. Agriculture is fundamental to the socio-economic development of any nation; this is because Agriculture represents a strategic asset to the overall well-being of a nation’s economy. It provides food, clothing, shelter, employment and it generates foreign exchange amongst many others. It’s quite sad however, that in a great nation like Nigeria filled with Agricultural potentials for development, the profession has waned considerably. Scarcely will a young school leaver have the desire to study an agriculture related course as his choice of Career because of the stigma attached to the discipline, yet over 40 million youths remain unemployed and unemployable.
LEAD initiative has established an agro-Incubation center that will bring together unemployed graduates from various academic backgrounds that has passion for agribusiness for 6 months training. In this Centre, the participants will go through a transformative learning curriculum and hands-on training on the farm. This project will directly affect unemployed graduates and agricultural students in the University. These Participants and agricultural students through our experiential learning curriculum will plant and grow organic vegetables to be sold at affordable prices to over 1000 students living in the community where the farmland is located.