the last Internal Capacity Building workshop with the team of Volunteers on the YEFSI project,

NASLA – Youth Employability and Food Security Initiative (YEFSI)

Date grant awarded: July 13, 2019

The Youth Employability and Food Security Initiative (YEFSI) is a rural agricultural project created by Tendong Denis N and Fonjah Hanson M, two young social entrepreneurs. Together they identified the increasing need for rural youths to be self-sufficient and sustainable in order to meet their basic human needs. Created under the platform of the Network of Agric and Sustainable Leaders for Africa (NASLA), the YEFSI project seeks to empower and support young people in organic plantain cultivation and seed multiplication while providing agribusiness development opportunities for rural youths as a means to curb unemployment, rural poverty, food insecurity, and environmental degradation.

Founded in 2016, NASLA is a youth-led and community-based non-for-profit organization whose mission is to improve the living standard of young people by empowering and supporting them in sustainable agriculture and entrepreneurship development to build sustainable communities for a brighter future.