Over 200 young farmers have beens picked by Delta State Chief Job and Wealth Creation Officer, Prof Eric Eboh for the 202/-2021 Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Program, YAGEP
This was disclosed by Eboh during a training and orientation scheme organized by the State Job and Wealth Creation Bureau for 128 participants, making up the second batch of beneficiaries for this year.
A survey of youths engaged in agriculture was done before picking participant for the last batch of the beneficiaries of the programme
According to him thea selection was subjected to independent verification by the State Directorate of Youth Monitoring and Mentorship, he said;
“that is what the Governor told us to do. The experience we had in the past showed that many youths seemed to be forced into agriculture; let us go to people who are already on their own and help them.”
The YAGEP scheme was focused on farm enterprise including fishery, piggery, poultry and the recent introduction of beekeeping, 51 participants in the fishery, 47 poultry, 24 beekeeping, and piggery 6.”
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