Michigan State University and The MasterCard Foundation are partnering to promote youth entrepreneurship in the agriculture sector in Nigeria and Tanzania.
The partnership, a $13 million five-year collaboration, would see to the establishment of an Agrifood Youth Opportunity Lab, which would support 15,000 young people aged 18 to 24 in major bread basket food shed regions surrounding Lagos and Dar es Salaam to access employment and entrepreneurship opportunities.
AgriFood Youth Opportunity Lab will encourage youth to participate in the fast-growing horticulture, aquaculture, poultry, cassava and oilseed sectors in Nigeria and Tanzania. The partnership will also assist economically disadvantaged, hard-to-reach out-of-school youth as they transition into employment and entrepreneurship opportunities in the agrifood system.
The MasterCard Foundation and Michigan State University will launch this initiative at the AgriFood Youth Opportunity Lab Private and Public Sector Plenary and Launch in Lagos Monday, May 15, 2017