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Jonathan Launches Youth Employment In Agriculture Programme by Lesgupnigeria(m): 10:22pm On Dec 17, 2014
This is an opportunity for Nigerian youths to take advantage of.
FG to.also.deploy $100 million for.financial support.


Following the recent decline in the price of crude oil, President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday said it had become imperative to rapidly diversify the nation’s economy away from dependency on crude oil, and focus more on agriculture.

He noted that agriculture sector remains vital for the economy of Nigeria.

The president made the remarks at the launch of Youth Empowerment in Agriculture.Programme (YEAP) and Fund For Agricultural Finance in Nigeria (FAFIN) at the Banquet Hall, Presidential Villa in Abuja. FAFIN, according to Jonathan, would deploy $100million towards providing affordable long term financing to support the development of small and medium scale agri-businesses.

He said if the nation produces its own food, “we will save scarce foreign exchange, reduce dependence on food imports, while reviving our rural areas and creating wealth for our
farmers.”

Jonathan noted that the decline in the price of crude oil did not take his administration by surprise, adding that in the past three years, it had been engaged in a carefully designed and
implemented agricultural transformation agenda.

“Our massive food production efforts, which led to the production of 21 million metric tons of food in the past three years, have created a buffer and mitigated the impact of the devaluation on food prices.

“Our food import bill declined from N1.1 trillion in 2009 to N624 billion by December of 2013, and continues to decline. Our electronic wallet system, which allows us to reach farmers with subsidised seeds and fertilizers via mobile phones, has become the.backbone of a more modern agricultural sector.

Over 14 million farmers have received their subsidised farm inputs through the e-wallet
system.

“Over $5.6. billion of new private sector investments have also come into the agricultural sector, which clearly shows that local and foreign businesses see Nigeria’s agricultural sector as very viable for investments. Agriculture has become the new wealth sector for Nigeria.

“To further boost the performance of the agriculture sector, Nigeria needs younger and
more entrepreneurial commercial farmers. The rapidly ageing population of farmers poses a
significant challenge and unless younger farmers are quickly developed, our future food.security and competitiveness in agriculture will.be compromised.

“That is why we are focusing on programmes that will engage our teeming youths in profitable and viable economic activities along the agricultural value chains, including commercial farming, processing, value addition, logistics, transport and marketing of value added agricultural products. They will not.just take agriculture as a way of life, they will.run agriculture as a business,” Jonathan said.

The president said he was confident that several young millionaires and even billionaires of Nigeria would come out of the agriculture sector.

He stressed that before a lot of youths could be successfully attracted to the agriculture sector,
“we must replace the hoes and cutlasses with modern farm machinery.”

Jonathan added that agriculture should not be synonymous with hard labour or rural life.

“To drive the modernisation of the agriculture sector, I launched the Agricultural Equipment Hiring Enterprises (AEHEs), a private sector driven programme that will provide mechanised services for farmers across the country.

“By the end of December 2014, a total of 80 Agricultural Equipment Hiring Centres would have become fully established across the country. Over the next two years, a total of 1,200 of the Agricultural Equipment Hiring Centres would be established across the nation.

“I am pleased to see that some of the young commercial farmers are already benefiting from the federal government mechanisation support on their farms. We must take the hoes and
cutlasses away from the farms and replace them with tractors and mechanised equipment.

“The Youth Employment in Agriculture Programme (YEAP), which I am launching off
today, will further change the face of Nigeria’s agriculture. YEAP has been designed to create a
new generation of 750,000 young commercial farmers and agribusiness leaders (Nagropreneurs) that will make Nigeria’s agriculture more efficient, profitable and competitive. They will become the CEOs of their own farms and agribusinesses, create jobs in the rural areas and reverse the trend of high rural to urban migration.
www.thisdaylive.com/articles/jonathan-canvasses-speedy-diversification-of-economy/196951/

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Re: Jonathan Launches Youth Employment In Agriculture Programme by chekasforchekas: 10:24pm On Dec 17, 2014
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Re: Jonathan Launches Youth Employment In Agriculture Programme by world1(m): 11:21pm On Dec 17, 2014
How Do Youth Benefit From This Program I Mean Which Office Can We Register Our Name Or Where Do We Pick The Form from

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Re: Jonathan Launches Youth Employment In Agriculture Programme by lawsbanks: 12:14am On Dec 18, 2014
Mods should move this to fp




Wow! Made fp
Re: Jonathan Launches Youth Employment In Agriculture Programme by world1(m): 2:15am On Dec 18, 2014
Yabdi. ..get involved
www.yabdi.org
Re: Jonathan Launches Youth Employment In Agriculture Programme by Lesgupnigeria(m): 8:51am On Dec 18, 2014
world1:
How Do Youth Benefit From This Program I Mean Which Office Can We Register Our Name Or Where Do We Pick The Form from
Although proper registration will.be starting next month.
you can check the ministry of agriculture in your local government area.

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Re: Jonathan Launches Youth Employment In Agriculture Programme by Lesgupnigeria(m): 8:53am On Dec 18, 2014
lawsbanks:
Mods should move this to fp
i hope the.mod does to inform more interested people.about it.
Re: Jonathan Launches Youth Employment In Agriculture Programme by iceberylin(m): 10:23am On Dec 18, 2014
[size=20pt] gęj ţįll CBN go bŗoķę cheesy [/size]

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Re: Jonathan Launches Youth Employment In Agriculture Programme by austinoeze(m): 10:23am On Dec 18, 2014
grt
Re: Jonathan Launches Youth Employment In Agriculture Programme by omisakint: 10:24am On Dec 18, 2014
Gej until Apc fields a younger candidate

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Re: Jonathan Launches Youth Employment In Agriculture Programme by tiswell(m): 10:24am On Dec 18, 2014
Good move from the FG...

















Fresh air till 2019

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Re: Jonathan Launches Youth Employment In Agriculture Programme by menesheh(m): 10:24am On Dec 18, 2014
If don't vote him, u are on ur own

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Re: Jonathan Launches Youth Employment In Agriculture Programme by Nobody: 10:25am On Dec 18, 2014
world1:
How Do Youth Benefit From This Program I Mean Which Office Can We Register Our Name Or Where Do We Pick The Form from
Re: Jonathan Launches Youth Employment In Agriculture Programme by Akshow: 10:25am On Dec 18, 2014
it took the clueless Otuoke baboon six years to lunch such program. hmmmmmmmmmmm desperate times calling for desperate measure. Mr presido, u cant fool us any longer. No one is buying ur "on d paper" youth employment. I voted for u four years ago and i regret it but im happy that i can now correct my mistake. we are kicking u back to the creeks of otuoke land. Nigeria sai Buhari

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Re: Jonathan Launches Youth Employment In Agriculture Programme by tolextony(m): 10:26am On Dec 18, 2014
Wake me up when it's done... Lies everywhere!!!

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Re: Jonathan Launches Youth Employment In Agriculture Programme by bennygreat1(m): 10:28am On Dec 18, 2014
Good One Mr President.

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Re: Jonathan Launches Youth Employment In Agriculture Programme by greaterlove(m): 10:28am On Dec 18, 2014
Watched the launch live on AIT two days ago. Was really impressed by the testimonies of the young farmers. A really good step in the right direction.

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Re: Jonathan Launches Youth Employment In Agriculture Programme by QuiverBox(f): 10:29am On Dec 18, 2014
chekasforchekas:
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How market?
Re: Jonathan Launches Youth Employment In Agriculture Programme by Lordmykel(m): 10:31am On Dec 18, 2014
Topic should be modified ASAP to. Jonathan launches another lie

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Re: Jonathan Launches Youth Employment In Agriculture Programme by kolawole6: 10:31am On Dec 18, 2014
grin him just wake up buhari carry go joor

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Re: Jonathan Launches Youth Employment In Agriculture Programme by world1(m): 10:35am On Dec 18, 2014
Lesgupnigeria:

Although proper registration will.be starting next month.
you can check the ministry of agriculture in your local government area.

My brother, you and I know that this is one of those numerous initiative that design exclusively for the elite farmer and their kids.
The ideal It's a good one but i wonder why everything is coded in this country?

Agric loan today agric fund tomorrow but we the real farmers are not getting the loan not to talk of grants.

Well as for me I will continue to help and expose youth to the secret of making it fast and big in Agri-Business.

YABDI. . . get involved
www.yabdi.org

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Re: Jonathan Launches Youth Employment In Agriculture Programme by whubby(m): 10:35am On Dec 18, 2014
Finally, Jona don dey think in d right direct. ;DFinally, Jona don dey think in d right direct.

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Re: Jonathan Launches Youth Employment In Agriculture Programme by condralbede(m): 10:36am On Dec 18, 2014
GEJ is seriously working....

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Re: Jonathan Launches Youth Employment In Agriculture Programme by Nobody: 10:37am On Dec 18, 2014
After dem don chop d money,...dem go still vote Buhari......GEJ TILl 2018
Re: Jonathan Launches Youth Employment In Agriculture Programme by goldman777: 10:37am On Dec 18, 2014
gęj ţįll CBN go bŗoķę.

dis guy is driving nigeria bankrupt as 2015 is his last bus stop 100 million dollars wow,chop now for d end is near lolz

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Re: Jonathan Launches Youth Employment In Agriculture Programme by faithugo64(f): 10:37am On Dec 18, 2014
GEJ till ........a better alternative arises definitely not buhari

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Re: Jonathan Launches Youth Employment In Agriculture Programme by goldman777: 10:40am On Dec 18, 2014
iceberylin:
[size=20pt] gęj ţįll CBN go bŗoķę cheesy [/size]
grin
iceberylin:
[size=20pt] gęj ţįll CBN go bŗoķę cheesy [/size]

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Re: Jonathan Launches Youth Employment In Agriculture Programme by theshadyexpress(m): 10:42am On Dec 18, 2014
Lordmykel:
Topic should be modified ASAP to. Jonathan launches another lie
Its alie to you but it is a fuffilment to others,without you in the picture people will still benefit from the project so stay off with ur biased reasoning

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Re: Jonathan Launches Youth Employment In Agriculture Programme by Olusanya333(m): 10:42am On Dec 18, 2014
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Re: Jonathan Launches Youth Employment In Agriculture Programme by ptoall: 10:45am On Dec 18, 2014
Lesgupnigeria:
Over 14 million farmers have received their
subsidised farm inputs through the e-wallet
system.
Has anyone on this platform benefitted from this?
Re: Jonathan Launches Youth Employment In Agriculture Programme by Larow(m): 10:45am On Dec 18, 2014
Launching? 4rm when to when is this gonna work? Or this man never know say he is going back to Otueke by february? Better save ur money grin Na now u just won start to de work! Kolomentalist! Civil servants strike full every sector, no answer u come de bring agric! Good morning!

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