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Youths,Agriculture pays off

This is a campaign to open up youth's eyes on how profitable is agriculture if you put a hard work in it

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EXPLAIN YOUR IDEA

In order to attract youth entrepreneurs into agriculture there should be an online campaign which will be explaining how people have made money through agriculture and also it will be advising a type of farming and crops of farming at different areas or at different type of soils.Different social media platforms will be used to spread the videos which will be created in order to push the campaign

WHO BENEFITS?

Young adults and youths from urbans and suburbans.They will gain knowledge about agriculture profitability

TELL US MORE ABOUT YOU

I have my own NGO registered as WTP badilika from Njombe,Tanzania but I am a kennedy lugar Youth exchange and study alumni under IRIS organization.WTP badilika uses visual contents which they create to to fight teen pregnancy, crusade for environmental issues and push for literacy.

WHERE WILL YOUR IDEA BE IMPLEMENTED?

  • Kenya
  • Rwanda
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda

EXPERIENCE IN IMPLEMENTATION COUNTRY(IES)

  • Yes, for one year or less.

EXPERTISE IN SECTOR

  • I’ve worked in a sector related to my idea for over a year

In order to attract youth entrepreneurs into agriculture there should be an online campaign which will be explaining how people have made money through agriculture and also it will be advising a type of farming and crops of farming at different areas or at different type of soils.Different social media platforms will be used to spread the videos which will be created in order to push the campaign.This is really significant because social media is the only place which brings together youths from all over the world and also Youths reads social media posts than reading books or newspapers 

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Photo of William Lanier
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Hello James and Youths - Agriculture,
Do you think grain moisture testing to stop Postharvest loss like aflatoxin would be a skill youth could use to open up youth's eyes on how profitable is agriculture, meet employers and learn the
Agricultural market place?

See <https://challenges.openideo.com/goto/challenge/youth-empowerment-challenge/jobs-for-youth-to-reverse-cereal-grain-postharvest-loss>
William
Jobs for Youth to Reverse Postharvest loss

Photo of Richard Chowning
Team

Africa is in need of more food, that is a fact.  It is also a fact that majority of arable land on planet Earth is in Africa.  The world needs Africa to improve agricultural output.  There is much talk about 'small farmers' and 'family farms'.  They are a present reality, but they are unsustainable in the future.  Solutions, in my opinion, need to center on technology and large scale, co-operative farming.

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I agree co-operative farming is really significant because over here Capital is another obstacle,thanks for your contribution

Photo of Harry
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Hi James,I have a few concerns regarding your ideas:

1. There is no detail provided to back up your statement. What is the period of time after
which "agriculture pays off"? What is the initial investment? Where will the youth
be getting this money? Are you engaging with any co-ops or the government agencies to provide farm subsidies for the ongoing cost
of farming?

2. Have you completed any market research to gauge interest in your target market for a
physically demanding profession such as farming with almost guaranteed lack of income
in the first few years at least? Global trends show people moving from
rural to urban areas and not the other way round.

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hey harry, My idea is just based on providing information. I'm going to interview people who have earned better payment from agriculture.Basically I'm going to make documentaries for both kinda peoples,those with enough money and those without enough money for investment. For those with money I'm going to provide information on what field of agriculture should they specialize and I'm going to interview peoples who started off from nothin so  for those who doesn't have enough money will also get something.