The initiative is intended to turn the farm Settlements in the state into Centres of Excellence in Agriculture and to ensure all-round
production of cash crops in the state.
More, importantly is the plan to employ 1,500 youths under this initiative.
The move is aimed at reducing unemployment in the state and ensure that agriculture contributes 50 per cent of the state’s Internally-Generated Revenue (IGR).
The YCAD scheme will be launched by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, with Dr Kayode Fayemi, Ekiti State Governor as the Chief Host.
Youths interested in the scheme can obtain application forms from the Agricultural Development Project (ADP) offices located at every local government headquarter, farm settlements and farm centres nearest to them.
The farm centres are located in Osin Ekiti, Eporo Ekiti, Erio Ekiti, Odo – Oro Ekiti, and Ipao/Oke Ako, while the farm settlements are located in Orin Ekiti and Ayede Ekiti.
Last modified: April 20, 2012