ILO sets aside USD25,000 to support young entrepreneurs

AgroPreneurs Associates

17th December 2014
Picture above: Prof Elisante Gabriel (L), Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Youth, Culture and Sports, hands over a certificate to Aisha Said, one among the 48 young entrepreneurs who received training on energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies and green entrepreneurship for youth empowerment through the support of UN Habitat and International Labour Organisation . The two-week training was held at Veta headquarters in Dar es Salaam earlier this month.

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has allocated USD25,000 to five groups of youth entrepreneurs from Ilala, Temeke and Kinondoni to be used as start up capital or to enhance their skills in businesses they are currently undertaking.

ILO Chief Technical Advisor Jelous Chivore confirmed the plan to this paper on Monday at the closing ceremony and certificate presentation to 48 youth entrepreneurs who received training on energy efficiency, renewable…

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About Graduate Farmers

TGFA is a civil society organization whose membership base constitute highly learned, capable, experienced and aspirants of becoming commercial farmers in Tanzania. Membership also comprises agricultural consultants (researchers) and retired people from the civil service sectors who deal with agriculture and agriculture marketing in general. The major aim of TGFA is to develop, promote, and influence structured business and initiatives that encourages and motivate youth especially graduates to tap in profitable agriculture value chains in both rural and urban areas in Tanzania with defined rules and regulations. TGFA also aimed at bringing dialogues for advocating improvement of the policy and enabling business environment in the country economy, strengthen information dissemination, technology and innovation, agribusiness development skills, business linkages and reduce constraints along the sector value chain. The word ‘graduate’, as it appears on the title, does not strictly mean that one has to have university degree, rather a catch word that connotes a paradigm shift in thinking, especially in the developing countries, that farming is largely for the unprivileged, most less educated and poor people in rural areas towards a new thinking that farming can only be meaningful and actual backbone of the economy if and only if the highly learned, capable (in terms of finances and other resources) and inspired individuals in urban areas embark into it even as part-timers.
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