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Project ID:00080511Description:Prog 19: FAO Youth Employment
Sierra Leone MDTF
Start Date *: 8 Dec 2011
Youth Development & Employment
End Date*: 31 Dec 2012
Country: Sierra Leone Project Status: Financially Closed
  Participating Organization:   FAO - Food and Agriculture Organizat

 Project Description:

The project focuses on the development of the agriculture component of the youth employment and development interventions through the training and support to pre-existing infrastructure within the Sierra Leone Agri-Business Initiative (SABI) Centre in Newton and the introduction of specific agro-business and agro-machinery trainings within the centre.

Development Goal and Key Outcomes:

The primary goal of this program is to improve the overall effectiveness of youth. Also ensure that a reasonable number of youths are engaged in livelihood activities through Agricultural Business Centers and Youth Employment centers.

  •  Outcome 1: Improved capacity (human and institutional) of the Newton SABI Centre through the establishment and implementation of a training programme for the youth with emphasis in agro-business, agro-processing, occupational safety standards and repair of agricultural machinery based on selected agro-value commodity chains.
  • Outcome 2: An equipped and functional resource centre-repository library with appropriate resource materials


I. A curriculum developed and used in training of the 100 youth in the areas of agro-business, agroprocessing,

occupational safety standards and repair of agricultural machinery for selected agro-value commodity chains

2. An equipped resource centre with materials, books and manuals; computers for the resource/library at

Newton SABI Centre.

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If you have questions about this programme you may wish to contact the RC office in Sierra Leone or the lead agency for the programme.

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