21 August 2017. The Corporate Farmers International Limited (CFIL) and International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), in partnership with the Tony Elumelu Foundation, have unveiled plans to launch the first Agric reality show in Nigeria by September.

This show which will feature 20 contestants, aims to showcase the agricultural potential of young Nigerians. According to Akin Alabi, a Co-Founder of CFIL, the TV reality show also aims to address perception problems in Africa’s
agribusiness sector.

“This show will showcase the talents of Nigerian youths to the government in terms of agricultural potential, as it works to diversify the economy. We decided to partner with Tony Elumelu Foundation because we want to create a standard with entrepreneurs in the agribusiness sector so as to push youths to believe that they can develop the African economy. The programme will run for four weeks at IITA premises in Ibadan and the contestants will be engaged in several activities and training,’ 

This post was originally published at PAEPARD and has been republished with permission.

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