Youth Commercial Agriculture Development (YCAD)
Youth Commercial Agriculture Development (YCAD) programme was designed to accelerate the process of agricultural commercialization in Ekiti state, thus helping in increasing employment opportunities for youths as well as facilitating value addition of specific agricultural products while guaranteeing food security and increasing internally generated revenue (IGR).
The major objectives of the programme are to:
A.Systematically incentivise youths into sustainable commercial agriculture.
B.Generate employment opportunity to potential young entrepreneurs by promoting high value crops (HVC) production, processing and their marketing on a commercial scale.
C.Entrench an entrepreneurial, market oriented, demand driven and commercially viable programme to be run under a youth cooperative agenda. Prepare independent role model entrepreneurial youth as showcase of how enterprising youths must work.