AgriFood Youth Opportunity Lab Launched in Nigeria

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The MasterCard Foundation is partnering with Michigan State University (MSU) for the AgriFood Youth Opportunity Lab, a five-year, $13 million collaboration.

This partnership will support 15,000 young people aged 18 to 24 in major bread basket food shed regions surrounding Lagos and Dar es Salaam to access employment and entrepreneurship opportunities.

The initiative will be launched at the AgriFood Youth Opportunity Lab Private and Public Sector Plenary and Launch Reception which will take place on Monday May 15, 2017 at Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Ozumba Mbadiwe Street, Victoria Island between 4:00 P.M. – 5:30 P.M. Press conference begins by 5:30 P.M.

AgriFood Youth Opportunity Lab will encourage youth to participate in the fast-growing horticulture, aquaculture, poultry, cassava and oilseed sectors in Nigeria and Tanzania. The partnership will also assist economically disadvantaged, hard-to-reach out-of-school youth as they transition into employment and entrepreneurship opportunities in the agrifood system.

 

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