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Youths challenged on agriprenuership

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By Chimwemwe Mangazi:

FOR YOUTH EMPOWERMENT—Chima

Wealth Magazine and Network for Youth Development (NfYD) has embarked on an initiative to empower budding entrepreneurs venturing in agribusiness.

The organisations are working with the Africa Institute for Corporate Citizenship (AICC), Development Fund and GIZ.

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The move is aimed at creating a platform for young agripreneurs to improve their businesses.

The organisations are bringing together over 170 young farmers and stakeholders to a meeting to be hosted Friday in Lilongwe.

NfYD co-founder, Harry Chima, said the move was aimed at shaping a generation of radical entrepreneurs.

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AICC Market Access Manager, Leonard Chimwaza, said the forum seeks to demons t rate sought and business potential of farming in Malawi.

“The forum is aimed at presenting agriculture as a cool way to create wealth for young people while exploring skills’ development for intervention.

“Other objectives of the forum include encouraging climate smart agriculture among agripreneurs, promoting mechanisation in carrying out agricultural activities and, most importantly as well as to facilitate coaching mentoring young farmers into becoming business or commercially minded farmers,” Chimwaza said.

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