Many graduates have met their parents in the villages because they cannot find jobs in the cities due to the current crisis. They have resorted to diverse societal delinquencies. Since, plantain is an easily cultivated, widely consumed, highly-priced commodity, instead of allowing them enter into deviant living, and since most of them have access to land, our project will mobilize them and train them to cultivate plantains in order to generate income and become better citizens in the community.
Our activities will include building of plantain sucker multiplication propagators, training of unemployed graduates in propagator construction and management, plantain sucker multiplication techniques, plantain nursery management, plantain farm management, small-scale bookkeeping, appropriate marketing techniques, value-added plantain processing and group dynamics.
The project will build the capacity of 150 unemployed graduates enabling them to carry out projects within the plantain sub-sector that will help them generate income, get out of the poverty circle, improve on their livelihood and that of their families and consequently enable them graduate from deviant and delinquent lifestyles.