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.
|Title of host publication||Organic is Life. Volume 1|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of Conference of the 17th IFOAM OWC, '17th IFOAM OWC'. Held 26 Sep-05 Oct 2011 in Namyangui, Republic of Korea.|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||IFOAM Organic World Congress - Gyeonggi Province, Korea, Republic of|
Duration: 26 Sep 2011 → 5 Oct 2011
Conference number: 17
|Conference||IFOAM Organic World Congress|
|Country||Korea, Republic of|
|Period||26/09/11 → 5/10/11|
Aiyelaagbe, I., Harris, P., Olowe, V. I. O., Adedokun, T. A., & Trenchard, L. (2011). Bridging the skills gap in organic agriculture in Nigeria. In Organic is Life. Volume 1: Proceedings of Conference of the 17th IFOAM OWC, '17th IFOAM OWC'. Held 26 Sep-05 Oct 2011 in Namyangui, Republic of Korea.