For the last 20 years IECD has been setting up Family Farm Schools in Cameroon. The Foundation got involved in 2014 to help create more employment prospects for young people in rural areas through fruit processing.
Micro business units make up 75% of the workforce in West Africa, but local entrepreneurs in these areas still lack the management skills necessary to build a sustainable future. This is why we work with IECD to launch Family Farm Schools, providing young people with the vocational and technical training they need to become small rural entrepreneurs.
In order to provide graduates with access to jobs and business opportunities, the Transform project also helps better structure the fruit sector by supporting the local implementation of food-processing units specialised in fruits transformation.
As a result of this project, 75 small agricultural producers will be professionalised, 75 young men and women will be able to develop simple food-processing income generating activities and 35 entrepreneurs will be able to launch and develop their own fruit-processing enterprises.