Train 2000 girls in agricultural skills in Imo

$595 $43,295
Raised Remaining


This project trains 2000 girls selected from 5 schools in practical crops cultivation, animal husbandry and products marketing through the establishment of 5 school gardens in 5 girls schools.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

In schools across Imo State classroom based agricultural teaching with no practicals is the bane of agricultural development and youth unemployment. With high unemployment rate young people especially girls will become self employed practicing agriculture at home. This project will tackle poverty by empowering 2000 young girls aged 12 -25 with valuable skills to set up micro-gardens at home, earn income, become independent and pursue careers in agriculture.

How will this project solve this problem?

Students are selected and organized in groups. Students recieves practical crops cultivation and livestock rearing skills. Students in the 5 schools set up of school garden in each school. Students recieves training in harvesting and marketing.

Potential Long Term Impact

The project will impart 2000 girls with lifetime agricultural, environmental management and agribusiness knowledge to set up micro gardens at home, earn valuable income, become independent and pursue careers in agriculture

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $595

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $595 .  The original project funding goal was $43,890.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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The Smallholders Foundation

Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria

Project Leader

Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu

Owerri,, Imo State Nigeria

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