Identifying the Causes of Decline in Youth Participation in Agricultural Empowerment Program Of Youth Integrated Training Farm, Malete, Kwara State

Abdul-Lateef Ayinde Latopa, Sharifah Norazizan Syed Abd Rashid


Federal and state governments in Nigeria have adopted capacity building on agriculture to reduce youth unemployment, restiveness and re-awake agriculture potentials. Despite all effort, there have been reports of decline in youth participation in agriculture empowerment programs. In this qualitative study, purposive sampling technique was used to identify various informants, and data was collected through interviews, focus group discussion, and documents. The findings revealed that that there are inherent causes that affect youth participation in agriculture empowerment as indicated in the psychology of the youth, environment, and government induced factor, and other youth empowerment programs.

Key words: youth, unemployment, participation, agriculture, empowerment, capacity building

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