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ABUAD Annual Courses on Farming, Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship Training Organized by the UNESCO Chair on Entrepreneurship Education for Sustainable Development

ABUAD, having been recognized by the United Nations through two UNESCO Chairs: The UNESCO Chair in Entrepreneurship Education and Sustainable Development and the UNESCO Chair in Peace and Citizenship continues in 2022 to implement the core thematic areas of the partnership by empowering the public (Youth, Farmers, Adults and low income households)

The UNESCO Chair in Entrepreneurship Education and Sustainable Development aims to promote entrepreneurial culture, capacity building, training and empowerment within and outside ABUAD. Through research, training, community engagement and societally-relevant publications, the Chair serves as a hub facilitating collaboration between high-level, internationally recognized researchers and teaching staff of the University and other institutions both within and outside the country.

In a bid to promote entrepreneurship development and empower local farmers in Ekiti State in 2022, the Chair organizes an annual agri-business and agri-preneurship training program for local food producers. This free training  course is conducted at the expansive ABUAD Enterprise Farm. Participants are drawn from 16 councils of the state and are trained in the establishment on processing of mango, cassava, moringa and fishery. At the end of the training, each successful candidate got start-up seedlings and N150,000 cash.

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