OUR PROGRAMS

OUR PROGRAMS AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
1. Agricultural School

  • – Training (one-year and short course).
  • – Micro credit scheme.
  • – Technical Backstopping

2. Scholarships and Assistance Programs, including health support.
3. Environment and Conservation

AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL PROGRAMS

1. ONE YEAR REGULAR TRAINING
This is achieved through yearly recruitment of youths to participate in training on modern general agriculture. The schools have capacities to admit 100 to 150 trainees (male and female except Panda School that currently admits only male trainees) per year. LFN has trained more than 7,000 youths under the one-year regular training from 1988 to 2014. All trainees receive board and lodging, school and work uniforms free of charge including monthly stipends.

The training is 80% practical and 20% theory.

Admission Requirement
To participate in the one-year regular training, the applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • – Be physically fit
  • – Ability to read and write in English (evidence of minimum of junior secondary school certificate may be required)
  • – Age between 18 to 35 years.
  • – Pass both written and oral entrance examination.

MICRO CREDIT SCHEME
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  • – More than 500 graduates of LFN Agricultural Schools have received micro credit support.
  • – More than N35m disbursed from 2002 to 2010

The foundation provides Technical Backstopping through:

  • – Provision of improved seeds.
  • – Short courses to address farm problems and acquaint them with new and relevant information and technology.
  • – Linkage to input source.
  • – Linkage to market.
  • – Farmers Field Days
  • – Tree planting campaign
  • – Technical Advisory Panel Meeting held three times in a year which provide technical supports for each school