The ROOTS Project held a youth-based matching grant handing over ceremony to support young entrepreneurs in the agriculture sector. Forty young Gambians received agricultural equipment worth up to $7,500 to enhance their agricultural businesses. The items given included agricultural transport services, agro-dealer shops, agro-food processing, mechanized agriculture services, and information and communication technology (ICT).
Supporting Young Gambian Entrepreneurs in the Agriculture Sector
In the recent youth-based matching grant handing over ceremony, the ROOTS Project provided support to young Gambian entrepreneurs in the agriculture sector. The grant was given to forty young entrepreneurs who are passionate about agriculture and are committed to making a difference in their communities.
The support provided by the ROOTS Project was in the form of agricultural equipment worth up to D450,000. The equipment included twelve(12) agricultural transport services, five(5) agro-dealer shops, fourteen(14) agro-food processing, eight(8) in mechanized agriculture services and one(1) ITC. These items will help the young entrepreneurs to improve their businesses and increase their productivity.
By providing young entrepreneurs with the necessary support, they can create employment opportunities for themselves and others. They can also increase food production, which can help to reduce food insecurity in the country. Additionally, supporting young entrepreneurs in agriculture can lead to the adoption of new technologies and innovations, which can improve the sector’s efficiency and productivity.
The ROOTS Project’s youth-based matching grant handing over ceremony was a significant milestone in supporting young Gambian entrepreneurs in the agriculture sector. The support provided will go a long way in helping the young entrepreneurs to improve their businesses and create employment opportunities for themselves and others. The ROOTS Project’s initiative is an excellent example of how empowering young people can contribute to the development of the Gambian economy.