By Kiyimba Bruno

A total of 455 youth from the districts of Lira, Kole and Apac in Northern Uganda have benefited from USAID’s Youth Leadership in Agriculture (YLA) project.

The project that targets youth involvement in agribusiness ventures to increase their incomes attracted youths Under their different groups which have been linked to financial access, availed financial literacy and trained on entrepreneurship and business management, among others.

These have been supported to enrich their saving culture, and linked to financial institutions to access services like credit and loans to ably support their agribusinesses.

More youths are to benefit from the different lined up activities under the YLA project.

The YLA targets 4,710 youth to increase their incomes through participation in an inclusive Fresh Cassava Root (FCR) supply model as cassava producers/entrepreneurs and employees in cassava production and processing.

The Project is supporting two cassava processing factories using the flash drier technology to build an out grower-Nucleus Farm FCR supply model to enable them meet their FCR annual requirement of 7,200 Metric Tons (MT).

The YLA Project is implemented in partnership with Chemonics International.