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Tools for » JV Programme 19: Strenghtening the agro-industrial growth centres for income generation and youth employment (UNIDO)
Project ID:00075585Description:Prog 19 UNIDO: Agro-industrial
Sierra Leone MDTF
Start Date *: 24 Jun 2010
Youth Development & Employment
End Date*: 31 Dec 2012
Country: Sierra Leone Project Status: Financially Closed
  Participating Organization:   UNIDO - UN Industrial Development Orga

Project Description:

Entrepreneurship/employment opportunities for 800 youths through training and business operation


Development Goal and Key Outcomes:

Provide entrepreneurship/employment opportunities for 800 youths (and women) by linking outgrowers/farmers to processors and linking processors to market; youths as target beneficiaries to be incorporated within various sectors of the agricultural value chain through the Agro-industrial Growth Centre.



  • Skills training in agro-business and agro-processing through the growth centres for direct linkages to market demand.
  • Create jobs for youth through agro-business and complete agro processing chain in the primary production of agricultural produce in improved farming techniques, which are more attractive to youths than pure labour based farming techniques.
  • Create farming jobs that provide income and attract the resettlement and reintegration of youths in rural areas.
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