Agriculture occupies a priority status in the Nigerian economy, as the sector serves as the key driver of growth, wealth creation and poverty eradication. It is still one of the most effective and potent tools in addressing Nigeria's endemic problem of unemployment, most especially the ever increasing graduate and youth unemployment.. It was upon this consideration that BAYI AGRIC was conceived and established to create employment opportunities for Nigerian youth through integrated and sustainable agricultural business

OBJECTIVE

  1. Provide an entrepreneurial platform for the Nigerian youth
  2. Provide job opportunities for Nigerian youth
  3. Achieve commerical viability for income generation to support other BAYI activities
  4. Engage in the entire cassava and other crop value chain
  5. Engage in fully integrated commercial farming
  6. Training and research

PARTNERS

  • University of Ibadan (UI)
  • Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA)
  • International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
  • Bank of Industries (BOI)
  • Bank of Agriculture (BOA)
  • Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity
  • Oyo State Agricultural Development Program (OSADEP)
  • GIS Konsult (Geographical Information System)

BAYI AGRICULTURAL FARM SETLEMENT

The BAYI farm settlement is located in the outskirts of Oyo town. It has a size of about 15,000 hectares which is approximately 37,065 acres. The farm is strategically placed close to a large body of water

BAYI INTEGRATED FARMING APPROACH

  • Cassava led crop production
  • Other viable crops (Soya beans, maize, tomato, etc.)
  • Animal and poultry production
  • Fishery
  • Forestry grade products
  • Processing and storage
  • Resort and other hispitality facilities

EXPECTED IMPACTS

Youth entrepreneurship, employment and job creation

Reduction in vices among youths engaged in the BAYI agribusiness project

Improved standard of living among engaged youths and the surrounding communities

Income for BAYI sustainability

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