In an effort to strengthen the outreaching to majority of communities in Tanzania, Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) is initiating trainings on horticulture and poultry agri-businesses for self-employment of youths in Dodoma Region.
Besides the leadership role of SUA in these forthcoming youths incubation trainings, the short courses involve Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) as funding partner supporting the project.
As part of this training, a team of SUA staff comprising the Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) as coordinating organization together with horticulture and poultry experts recently conducted a preparatory visit in Dodoma.
The visit was conducted from 6th-8th April 2020 at Bihawana Farmers Training Centre (BFTC) where the two core trainings on horticulture and poultry will be conducted with agri-business and entrepreneurship included as a cross-cutting key components.
A total of 200 youths from Dodoma are expected to benefit from this initiative. Various categories of youth will be involved including:
- Unemployed formally-educated and formally-uneducated youths residing in villages
- Youths farmers from poor and disadvantaged groups
- Vulnerable youths, men and women
- Youths graduates aspiring to join agricultural sector
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