The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is an activity within the framework of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

Best Projects 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs.

Agribility

Your title/position Founder
Type of Enterprise non-profit organization, informal program/project
Year the ngo or company was founded October, 2018
Website Agribility
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Explain your project in details:

Our objective is to invest in the future of school children by engaging unemployed youths and women to be self employed in the: 1. Distribution of high yielding and climate resillient seeds to the small holder farmers at affordable price to enable them access loans through our FINTECH platform for increasing crop yield to improve the farmers' livelihood. 2. Collections of wasted materials (Plastic bottles, tyres, cans, pure water nylons, cement bags) for recycling business. 3. Growing of nutritional crops like cucumber, tomatoes, spinach, and ginger to feed the students for preventing malnutrition. We have begun by going to schools training students who dwells in both urban and underserved communities in Nigeria on sustainable agricultural practice and exposing them to the purpose of SDGs through implementation of SDGs book club so that they can explore the principles behind the Global goals. We have also been teaching students on organic agriculture, nutritious foods, organic manure, healthy soil as our effort to add quality to their agricultural science knowledge toward preserving their knowledge for food security and prevention of malnutrition so that both Zero hunger and quality education can be achieved together by the year 2030. To make these two SDGs work together we have introduced gifts in form of small solar lamps which must enable them to read more when there is no light from the electricity through practical agriculture competition so that they can be able to receive the quality education made available for them. We introduced this solar lamps gifts to bridge a gap from failure of electricity in Nigeria and to encourage more students to participate in the school sustainable Agricultural project.

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Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development

Through our physical interview that we have conducted for the students following their participation in the organic farming, they said they can now cultivates themselves, some said with the kind of method with which we used to grow our crops have made them to conclude that farming is not as very hard as people think of it that they can adopt same method, some sent their teacher to help them to get some seeds so they can cultivate at backyard of their homes, some said the fresh organic crops and vegetables they ate are tastier than the one sold in the street. Through the teaching of organic agriculture and SDGs to all participating students we have been able to improve the students knowledge in agricultural science by teaching them areas like, nutritious foods, organic manure, healthy soil apart from the lessons they are being taught in school to ensure that the achievement of quality education in agricultural science in the year 2030 can be very possible as well. And through the sustainable source of light that will reward the students which aim at increasing students reading to enable them do well in their various subjects. Sincerely we have been able to improve their knowledge with farming and the teaching of organic agriculture as seen their performance in their report card.

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Sustainability and future plans

Our next plan is to engage unemployed youths and women in just 3months to be able to own small scale collection point for plastic wastes, wasted tyres, wasted cement bags, wasted nylons of pure water and wasted cans e.t.c for reusing and recycling where we collect to the recycling industries to reduce unemployment, and ensure safer and clean environment for our people. We also going to employ unemployed youths and women to give micro loans to small holder farmers to buy high yielding and climate resilient seeds at affordable price to empower small holder farmers to adapt to the climate change to improve their livelihood through our FINTECH platform. We are going to employ unemployed youths and women to manage growing of the nutritional crops in green house which is for the purpose to feed the students to prevent malnutrition. Our long term plan is to scale up our waste collection point to 80 jobs every year. We will partner with institutes/organisation that produce climate resillient and high yielding seeds and we will partner with organisations that distributes affordable solar lamps to underserved rural communities to be able to give to all our participanting students of the sustainable school programme. We are going to generate fund from grant, recycling business, sales of tomatoes, cucumber and gingers and from the loans that will be given to the farmers.

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Your profile as an entrepreneur

I am Gbenga Adeyemi from Nigeria, I am the founder/ Co-founder of Agribility, I am 32 years of age, I am a graduate of Geology from the Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo state in Nigeria, during my study in the university I was privileged to lead a students chapter as a volunteer president between the year 2009-2011 of international organizations such as Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG). With service I have rendered for the organizations I have received a merit certificate. I have worked as an Agricultural science teacher to students in many schools in Nigeria for eight years now since the year 2011. I am currently volunteering for the Npower as an Agricultural extension Advisor to small holder farmers in rural Nigeria where I have been trained as an entrepreneur and I am also currently volunteering for the Grooming Leaders for Agriculture(GLA) to train students in schools on how to grow organic crops on their own on sustainable agricultural practice which I initiated the idea. I have also attended workshop and conference where I gained skill on climate smart agriculture and clean environment. I am always motivated by my word that there is fulfillment when effort meets vision that is what encourages me daily to take action to contribute my part in Global goals for positive change of our people for sustainable development inspired by Zero hunger, SDG book club for children, Quality education, Climate change action just seeing our people having sustainable living. My qualities has always been resilience, passion, patience and focus aiming to be a successful advocate for sustainability in agriculture, climate change, quality education and clean energy to impact many of our people.

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rasheedat

May 21, 2019 19:11

the project is so good enough to end unemployment in nigeria. and that it has potential to fight malnutrition among the school chidren especially in the post conflict area in nigeria kudos to you keep on i wish you the best luck. you will be among the winners gbenga.

oyetayo

May 20, 2019 16:00

This project will work for the fact that many youths in nigeria are unemployed and agriculture and recycling of wastes have potential to create jobs for the teeming youths that is wonderful ride on we support you brother.

Akeem

May 20, 2019 15:43

this is a great idea which will help to reduce unemployment and plastic waste and also going to assist majority small holder farmers that is very good of you gbenga keep moving kudos to you.

lawal

May 20, 2019 15:28

this project is going to make young nigeria to see agriculture becoming option to take for jobs in this time of high rate of unemployment. and through this project you are going to do it will improve the knowledge of school children that is great.

dauda idris

May 20, 2019 14:50

what a wonderful idea that you have put together the issue of unemployment in nigeria will be solved and that of waste recycling will make our environment free of pollution and reduce plastics entering our oceans. good of you Gbenga

Janeth Abraham

May 20, 2019 14:10

Cool project this project will tackle unemployment, and ensure quality education for school children. And our farmers can have access to finance to be able to produce enough food for our nation and the world at large kudos to you gbenga.

GLove

May 20, 2019 14:03

Nice project yes we are getting it right here by creating jobs through agriculture in a sustainable way through recycling and financial credit. This project is an inclusive project where no one is left behind kudos guy.

Imhons

May 20, 2019 11:22

Very cool project. Africa can feed the rest of the world and it's beautiful that young educated Africans are embracing agriculture and profering sustainable solutions to agelong challenges. Kudos, Gbenga.

Babatunde Odetola

May 19, 2019 19:33

Great idea! This will veritably help our farmers overcome the challenge of unavailability of land, thus improving and increasing their farm output.
I wish our Nigerian government and other angels in agricultural sector will come to the aid of our upcoming youths with beautiful ideas like this to elevate poverty among our generation and reduce wastage of such ideas.
Thumb up, man!

May 19, 2019 18:39

Mr abisola yes great you are we will take note of that sir. As you said you know people like you we must together to make our world better and sustainable so to ensure our children see better future ahead of them

May 19, 2019 12:27

Your idea is good and it looks it would have a great impact on society.
I would appreciate it if you could vote and comment on my idea as well https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/24/12212/

Babatunde Odetola

May 18, 2019 13:53

This idea worth supporting as it will help farmers improve their farming activities and increase food production in the country. Farmers need to b taught innovative ways like this to solve problems of land and others. Our youths need to be attracted to agribusiness and empowered to make the country more self sufficient in food production. We, youth got the ideas; government and relevant agencies should empower us to birth these numerous ideas.

Abisola Ajayi

May 18, 2019 12:35

This is a nice idea for the fact that the so called waste polythene bags can be recycled and put to use in our schools and home gardens to avoid environmental polutions. Also the issue of no land to cultivate in a home and school has been addressed. One other thing i will like this organisation to address is how to make farming attractive to youths so as to solve unemploymnet problems in the Nation.
Nevertheless. Kudos to you guys.

May 17, 2019 13:14

Hello sir/ma, my name is Adeyemi Gbenga I need your help to help me to vote and comments for my project which was accepted for the competition please vote through the link below it will require you having email address thanks.
My project, "Agribility", was nominated for the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition in the Best Project 2019 category. Please read my idea at https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/24/12217 and consider supporting my project with comments and votes!

Voting is between May 15th and August 31st.

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May 17, 2019 12:17

I just voted for your project too. Well done. Keep soaring higher.

Also, my project was equally nominated in the Best Project 2019 category. You can find my project here via the following link https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/24/13054/

Kudos!

May 17, 2019 11:14

This is a good project. I wish you all the best in this competition. Your project will aid bring an end to unemployment and I love it. Best regards. Kindly vote for me as well

My idea, "Positive Change", was nominated in the best ideas category. Please read my idea at https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/13692 and consider supporting me with votes!
Thank you.

May 17, 2019 09:56

Excellent project, Gbenga. We need awesome projects like this in Nigeria that will constantly carter for Agriculture. We need agriculture to survive. Best of luck!

May 17, 2019 05:01

Keep soaring high, your project is incredible. Your engaging unemployed youths and women to be self employed is just amaizing. Keep soaring. All the best and may you take the award

May 17, 2019 04:26

What a wonderful idea you have put forward for all the people around the world keep it up best of luck for you at the top do not relent keep moving you are so great...

May 16, 2019 18:21

What a wonderful project and inspiring keep it up there and we wish you best of luck Adeyemi Gbenga we love what you do by impacting lives of the younger ones, women and men and then youth.