NDE kickstarts agric training for 600 youths
The National Directorate of Employment, NDE, has launched a new employment creation scheme known as the Sustainable Agricultural Development Training Scheme, SADTS.
The scheme which will be pilot tested in 19 states of the federation and the FCT is to enhance food production, employment and wealth creation.
Deputy Director, Information and Public Relations of the NDE, Edmund Onwuliri, in a statement said the beneficiary states for the 1st phase of the training are: Abia, Anambra, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Cross River and Delta.
Others are Ebonyi, Ekiti, Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Katsina, Kebbi, Kwara, Niger, Ondo, Osun, Plateau, Taraba and FCT.
The training, according to him, will involve 30 unemployed graduates and school leavers from each of the benefitting states totaling 600.
The SADTS is an agricultural production and distribution system that seeks to provide more profitable farm income, promote environmental stewardship and enhance quality of life for farm families and communities.
The new scheme will involve three approaches namely Field training Trainee farmer’s mentorship and linkages with development and money deposit banks and Identification of off-takers.