1st National Youth Agric Festival
Abuja. March 16, 2015
Theme: ‘Youth Transformational Leadership in
Agribusiness - the ATA & YEAP Nexus’Abuja, Nigeria – Fresh & Young Brains Development Initiative (FBIN) cordially invites the
youth and stakeholders in Agriculture to the YFarm 1st National Youth Agric Festival on
Monday, March 16, 2015 by 08:00am at the Raw Materials Research and Development
Council, Maitama, Abuja. Nigeria.
The Festival is a key component of the Youth Farm (YFarm) project initiated by Fresh & Young Brains
Development Initiative and Alexijan Consults with the aim of transforming Africa and indeed Nigeria by
mainstreaming Youth into Agriculture for shared prosperity, improved livelihoods for inclusive growth
and sustainable development. The project aims to establish and promote at least 10,000 youth-led farms
and agribusinesses across Africa by 2020, as well as highlight the benefits of farming for youth
development and sustainable livelihoods. The goal is to promote a youth-led agribusiness society, reduce
poverty and increase active youth participation in sustainable agriculture by 2020. We also aim to draw
young people out of Poverty, into Sustainable Agriculture and closer to God.
The Festival will provide a unique platform to celebrate Nigerian youth in Agriculture, provide
networking and direct access to market for youth-led farms and agribusinesses. The Festival
featured the Keynote Address by the Hon. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development,
Goodwill messages by key stakeholders in Agriculture, YFarm Award for 5 outstanding youth in
Agriculture, Agribusiness Clinic, Documentary, Marketplace, Red Carpet, Special Performances
and Open Mic. Highlight of the Festival was the Launch of the YFarm Compendium of Youthfriendly
Policy Framework on Sustainable Agriculture and Environment.
The Festival will be hosted across Nigeria and Africa (June 4th in Ethiopia) annually. This
maiden edition of the Festival is jointly organized by Fresh & Young Brains Development
Initiative and Alexijan Consults with endorsement from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture &
Rural Development and AYICC and supported by Oxfam Nigeria, Trust Africa and Golden
The festival will host over 200 Youth and Agric Stakeholders, including High Level Government
Officials, Agric/Research Organizations, members of the Diplomatic & International community,
Media, and other Stakeholders in Agriculture.
The event was live streamed on Ustream.tv and linked to www.freshbrainsinitiativeng.com
Contact: +234(0)8053647180, 08064985436, 08159756677, 08038399483
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