An initiative of Capital 3 Limited in partnership with Students Enterprise Fund, a fund under IPCentre. Agric Combo was created as an empowerment programme for Nigerian Students and Graduates to achieve the country’s food security and earn income, thus making the future of our youths secure useful to themselves, to Nigeria and the world at large.
The objective of Agric Combo is to empower the unemployed graduates and prepare Nigerian students in tertiary institutions as future Entrepreneurs through practical approaches using agriculture, both organic and inorganic, as tools for empowerment.
Agric Combo is designed to cater for the unemployed skilled graduates, undergraduates and the unskilled members of the society.
The project is also designed to serve dual purposes, namely to assist the country in her food security quest and also to assist the government in her export-driven economic policy, vis a vis to re-orientate the youths on the needs to be enterprising
On Wednesday 4th of September 2013, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between International Institute for Tropical Agriculture, IITA, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria and Capital 3 Limited, the first of its kind in the history of Africa and IITA –
The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was described as, ‘historical and a landmark, a right effort with the right target…’ by Dr Kenton Dashiell, the Deputy Director-General, Partnerships and Capacity Development of IITA.
Dr Dashiell inspiration and forthrightness enthralled his listening audience. He talked about ‘dreams’ likened to the vision behind the drafting of the MOU and said that ‘only by hard work and engaging on actions’ – full support from IITA and other organisations, both local and foreign, would make Agric Combo a reality.
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