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Songhai Food Security & Environment Project of the new Songhai Think Tank, Benin Republic

With Africa youth demographics of population around 700 million and high youth unemployment, Songhai project is driven by field research teaching young Africans to be farm-entrepreneurs, connecting food security - meaning crop, animal husbandry, natural pest control & waste manage & water resource management - as best way to connect Africa's 3 most daunting stats - large young population; need for better sustainable food security & youth unemployment. Songhai project in Benin & Nigeria are doing this based on field research at each site by the young farmers who are being training. Am not next gen, but head US office of the Songhai Think Tank and Project, and wanted to share the field experience research these young farmers are doing

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Their research of using natural pest in the north to manage crop sustainability over using chemicals and pesticides is the best thing I have ever seen. They are also using new drip irrigation techniques and working with fulani herders on a new hybrid cattle for the area. Important to work with other members of the community as well. They are Hausa and/or Fulani speaking and I asked permission to send info on the project to you - thank you - rrsanders

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