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Monday, October 3, 2011

ECOWAS trains 358 more youths on agriculture

As part of the efforts by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS') to build-up human capacity the sub-region, the community has concluded training of about 71 youths on agriculture.

The latest training brings the figure of beneficiaries to 358 youths who have so far participated in the previous editions of the programme, just as 287 had earlier benefited.

This, ECOWAS said would encourage and empower youths for self reliance, reports StarAfrica.

Director for the ECOWAS centre, Mr. Francis Chuks Njoaguani confirmed this, saying the programme is aimed at enabling youths to contribute to the regional food security started five years ago.

He noted that already some 287 youths have participated in the previous editions of the programme.

He said that the latest training was organized by ECOWAS Youth and Sports Development Centre based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, the training programme which was held at the Songhai Centre in Porto Novo, Benin run for a month and covered various production aspects of agriculture.

He urged the participants at the end of the programme to optimize the benefit of the training so as to realize a future of their dream. Read more.

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