Songhai Center and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) are joining forces to train the youths in agricultural entrepreneurship. A mission of the institute was at Songhai Ouando (Porto-Novo) from 05 to 07 December 2018 to finalize some details relating to the project.
25 African countries are identified to be impacted by this major project that will be funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). Songhai Center and IITA are the two institutions identified by the specialized agency of the United Nations system for its implementation. They will be responsible for training but also assisting the youths to start their own business. It is in this context that a mission from IITA visited Songhaï Center in Porto-Novo from Wednesday 5 to Friday 7 December. In the next few days, one of IFAD's representatives from its headquarters in Rome, Italy, is expected for a working visit and discovery of Songhai Centers in Benin.