Rural Youth Agripreneur Support (AGRI-JEUNES) project aims to include youth in family farms and profitable ventures to create income and sustainable jobs in agro-sylvo-pastoral and fishery value chains. It will benefit 150,000 rural young people, with 45,000 (50% female) integrated or receiving support to start a sustainable activity. Upon completion, 25,000 enterprises will be created/strengthened and will provide 35,000 jobs, half of which will go to young women. The project will also improve the nutrition in Senegal.
AGRI-JEUNES has two main components:
Component 1: Capacity building and empowerment of rural youth. It aims to strengthen the technical, management, organizational and managerial capacities of rural youth (of both sexes) in order to fill the capacity gap of young people in relation to the entrepreneurial positioning in the agro-sylvo-pastoral and halieutic sectors and their requirements.
Component 2: Cost-effective and sustainable agro-silvo-pastoral and fishery business development profitable and viable for young people. It aims to facilitate young people’s access to profitable entrepreneurial opportunities in the agro-sylvo-pastoral and halieutic value chains.