Bridging the skills gap in organic agriculture in Nigeria

Isaac Aiyelaagbe, Philip Harris, Victor I O Olowe, T A Adedokun, Liz Trenchard

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding


    Between 2007 and 2010, three training programmes were conducted to bridge Nigeria’s perceived skills gap in organic agriculture. The aim was to equip trainees with entrepreneurial skills to enable them to start their own businesses. Sixty graduates and undergraduates took part in the training programmes which included theoretical and practical training in organic agriculture, and advice and support in the establishment of small enterprises. As a result of the programmes several trainees have started their own small scale businesses in vegetable production, fruit production and marketing, while aquaculture, honey production, food processing and ornamental enterprises had lower establishment rate.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationOrganic is Life. Volume 1
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of Conference of the 17th IFOAM OWC, '17th IFOAM OWC'. Held 26 Sep-05 Oct 2011 in Namyangui, Republic of Korea.
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    EventIFOAM Organic World Congress - Gyeonggi Province, Korea, Republic of
    Duration: 26 Sep 20115 Oct 2011
    Conference number: 17


    ConferenceIFOAM Organic World Congress
    Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
    CityGyeonggi Province


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