Enormous business opportunities abound in the horticulture area of the Agriculture value chain in Nigeria, enough to generate income and employment for several youths. However, most of these opportunities are not fully tapped. Hence, the widespread of youth unemployment and underemployment.
Against this background, Agritechnovate Solutions Entreprises – a duly registered Agricultural company with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) of Nigeria with registration number: BN 2315112 and champion for Agribusiness among Youths designed the first ever human-centered Agribusiness Master Class on Cucumber Farming for Youths and everyone interested in Agriculture(whether they have ever been to a farm or not) to create on-farm and off-farm employment opportunities presenting a viable and formidable option to reduce unemployment in Nigeria.
As have been severally said, Cucumber is just one crop that in recent times is having a great demand than supply in the market today and anywhere you grow cucumber you will have a ready market for it, so market is not the problem. The challenge lies in successfully producing cucumber profitably.
Hence this training is designed to assist several people from all walks of life, exposing them to the steps required in making profit as well as opportunities in the horticultural value chain in Nigeria.
At the end of the Master Class, participants should be able to:
Successfully Setup a Profitable Cucumber Farm.
Identify and tap into the various opportunities in the Horticulture value chain.
Effectively manage the challenges facing cucumber farming in any part of Nigeria.
Master Class Course Content:
Soil Testing and Management.
Assessment of Cucumber Farming viability and feasibility.
Sourcing and managing investment funds(Why you need a Bankable Business plan)
Branding, Packaging and Value Addition of Cucumbers.
Practical Guide to Setting up and Managing a Small Scale Cucumber Farm Profitably.
Post Harvest Management of Cucumber.
Why you have to fail to succeed (My Story).
The training is designed in a human-centered model which will effectively benefit all in attendance hence we will have not more than 20 participants in this inaugural class. The 20 participants will further be divided into 2 streams of 3 hours each, morning (9am – 12pm) and (1pm to 4pm) evening class, 10 participants per stream.
After four weeks of training participants will be given a memory stick containing training materials, videos, texts and pictures of activities during the training.
Training is conducted in a Master Class Style, Students Practice what the Master instructs them and there is a home work every week to be done at home while reports in form of pictures and text and sent within the stipulated time frame. The participants are given training materials which will guide them during the practical class and in effectively doing the home works.