Mission of the Organisation
To raise thought provoking leaders that will shape the future of agriculture through intensive collaboration with young people interested in agriculture, support for smallholder farmers in areas of value chain development and enterprise to contribute substantially to food security and livelihood improvement.
To become a renowned organisation known for championing the cause of fostering, inspiring and empowering hands and hearts for the future of agriculture in Africa.
The initiative was borne out of the recurring gap in the training of high school agricultural students. A survey carried out by the organisation in 2011 revealed that the knowledge of students taking the agricultural science subject was not substantial. The students had no idea of the application of this knowledge and this resulted into lesser number of graduates applying to study agriculture in the university or with potentials for agricultural development.
With the population of Nigeria projected to reach 440million and Africa -2.4billion by 2050, there is a dire need to save Africa’s generations from food insecurity. If the current young generation are not groomed with skills that will spur their interests into agricultural development, who will feed this population and the future generations yet unborn?
The green generation launched its activities in 2011 with a pilot program in 5 public schools in Lagos state to give hands on skills to young agricultural students. This was done during their school club hours and skills were passed on to students, through growing vegetable gardens in a most conservative way. Vegetables grown on their gardens ranged from Spinach (Efo), Pumpkin leaves, Water leaves, Lettuce, Spring onions and Ewedu (Corchorus Olitorius).
The gardens are run organically using animal manure and bio-pesticides while seeds are produced from the farm.
What We Do
Building Sustainable Agricultural value chains among smallholder farmers
The Green Generation believes that value chain establishment is key to developing smallholder farmer engagement as it demonstrates the roles of each actor and how each can function to ensure success along the value chain. We establish in farming communities; value chains for agricultural commodities and support the farmers with capacity to maintain relationships with actors to ensure increase in income.
Climate change is ravaging our world and man must develop ways to mitigate the effects so that we can have a safe and habitable environment for generations to come.
The Green Generation works with farmers and young students to transfer climate smart technologies that will improve and sustain the environment.
Capacity development of youth and women in agri-entrepreneurship
Empowering young farmers clubs in secondary schools in south-western Nigeria with skills in production, bio-pesticide formulation and bio-fertilizer technologies. We provide training and support market access for schools and women involved in vegetable production.
Our Key Objectives
- To promote the interest of the students studying agriculture, by empowering them with inputs and skills necessary for production, post harvest and marketing.
- To demonstrate that young people can positively contribute to their nation’s food production and the world through their individual or combined efforts.
- To boost production of vegetables through improving capacity of smallholder farmers and developing sustainable value chains.
- To empower young people to participate in the SDG goals 1,2,3 and 5 by contributing to end hunger and poverty in all forms and ensure dignity , gender equality and nutritional livelihood improvement.
- To contribute to SDG goal on the planet; to protect our planets’ natural resources and climate for future generations.