Training (one-year and short course)
LFN has been training youths and farmers (both men and women) in Nigeria and Ghana since 1988 and currently runs six schools in 6 different states in Nigeria and four centres in Ghana. This is achieved through yearly recruitment of youths to participate in training on modern and sustainable agriculture in crop production and agroforestry, livestock production, enterprise development and farm mechanisation. 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 27,000 youths under the one-year regular training from 1988 to date. All trainees receive board and lodging, school and work uniforms free of charge including monthly stipends.
The training is 80% practical and 20% theory.
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 40 years.
- Pass both written and oral entrance examination.