RAISING A GENERATION OF AGRI-ENTREPRENEURS IN AFRICA
Installation of farmers' learning hubs in rural Africa to create avenues for youth employment to end poverty and hunger in Africa
....We Mobilize, Organize and Empower
INCUBATING INNOVATIVE FARMING INITIATIVES TO END HUNGER AND POVERTY AMONG THE YOUTH
AYEI introduces to the youth easy ways of making it in agriculture, blending innovation and technology to create jobs and products for value addition.
AYEI envisions a gradual reduction of unemployment among young people as it thrives to craft job-creating ventures in agriculture. This will reduce poverty and all other social vices related to youth unemployment in African nations.
INSTALLING DEMO FARMS TO TRAIN UP AND EMPOWER THE YOUTH
AYEI selects, train and empower the youth who are capable of training others with aim of reaching out to as many youth as possible. Through its established integrated farms, improved breeds of livestock, high yielding seedlings are developed for distribution to our trainees who become commercial farmers, empowering and employing many other youths in the value chain.
Our Projects are customized in key thematic areas where we offer specific services.These are the main areas of our operations
Demo farms installation
AYEI establishes learning hubs where innovative technologies, farming good practices and techniques are demonstrated for replication. These demo farms are in all areas of our intervention ( crops, livestock, aquaculture, apiculture, etc
Capacity Building for farmers
AYEI accompanies farmers from the project design, implementation, production, transformation to the value addition…through a specialized coaching of our skilled trainers and partners. These enable farmers have products with required standards for all markets
On-field coaching and extension services for trained rural farmers
Offering on-field coaching services and continuously guiding our trainees for their initiatives to yield good results. This ensures adherence to norms and standards, the right application of farming inputs. These extension services are in all areas of our intervention.
The Problems we solve
Value addition and technology in agriculture
Post-harvest losses due to the absence of preservation and conservation technology, lack of read markets due to low product standards and lack of value addition make farming unattractive and hence discouraging for those without the means to fund it. AYEI offers appropriate solutions to these problems.
Unemployment and poverty among the youth
Youth unemployment remains one of the thorny dilemmas for most African nations as many social vices are linked directly to it. AYEI is positioned to use agriculture to create income-generating ventures for the youth so they can have a decent life, thereby eliminating poverty.
Africa has a fast-growing population, growing cities and expanding middle-class. The demand for food has increased at a time available lands are being used for estate development and mining activities. AYEI trains the youth to produce the food we all need.
Areas of our intervention
AYEI installs demo farms and trains the youth in integrated farming activities with more focus on crop farming. This is aimed at making available and affordable agricultural products to minimize food import observed in some countries.
AYEI is best known to have introduced livestock based food system that saw massive support and awards from governments and international organizations such as African Union.This is about installing a circular cycle in animal farming where every component plays a vital role in the whole system.
In its efforts to innovate and empower those who want to widen the income streams, AYEI offers training in mushroom production, transformation and marketing , sessions given to the selected youth willing to venture into it.
AYEI establishs demo farms to train up the youth in fish farming, using innovative techniques and technologies that are scalable and durable for greater impact.
AYEI introduces to the youth the techniques and technologies in Bee keeping, honey production and processing , commercialization and value addition. This project plays a double role of preserving our environments.
Snail farming has known a galloping market in west Africa. Being a delicacy for some societies in West Africa, Snail farming is also being one of the commodity exporters are investing into. AYEI has customized a section of snail farming, where trainees are assisted to set up farms with ease
Where we are
AYEI has functional and operational representations and offices in these countries. If you want to check what is happening in countries where we are working, click at the country’ name below to visit their page.