The Leventis Foundation (Nigeria) is a charitable company dedicated to the training of farmers in modern and sustainable agricultural practices and rational use of natural resources.
The Foundation has been running agricultural training for youths and farmers since 1987 and currently has six schools in the different agro-ecological zones in Nigeria. The schools are located in the FCT, Osun, Kaduna, Kano and Gombe States are co-financed by Leventis Foundation and the respective State Governments. All the schools offer training to young people (male and female) desirous of making a good career in farming. The comprehensive one-year training exposes the participants to several areas of agriculture and other farm businesses.
- Tuition and boarding (including feeding) is provided free of charge for successful candidates throughout the duration of the course.
- The objective of the training, which is FREE OF ALL COSTS, is to create in Nigeria, generations of committed young practical farmers who will act as catalysts for agricultural revolution in their communities.
Admission is open to both male and female candidates.
Applicants should fulfill the following conditions among others;
(a) Be physically fit
(b) Ability to read and write in English (evidence of minimum of junior secondary school may be required)
(c) Age between 18 and 40 years.
(d) Pass both written and oral test prior to final selection
(e) Should demonstrate perceivable interest in agriculture
(f) Proof of farming background is an advantage.