Ohanwusi Evelyn

Head, Youth in Agribusiness Office, IITA

She has a bachelor’s degree in quantity surveying from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and currently studying for an  MBA in Agribusiness at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.

At IITA her jobs has been on how to attract and sustain youths in agriculture. “One of the ways of achieving this is by creating a platform for a change in their perspective about agriculture through capacity development and mentoring, sustaining their interest through project proposal development for securing funds for the establishment of independent agribusiness enterprises, engaging in advocacy and policy development that will help create a favourable operational environment for youth in agribusiness, fostering partnerships with the public and private sectors that will pave way for youths especially in accessing funds for start-ups either as loans or grants”.