Youth in Data Connect

Connecting youths and youth-led initiatives with industry partners to boost digital agriculture around the world

What is Youth in Data Connect?

Are you an investor or a funder interested in supporting youth-led and youth-focused digital agricultural programs across the developing world? Are you involved in youth initiative and looking to connect with industry leaders who might help provide support for you to scale-up?

The Platform is compiling a database of global Youth in Data’ initiatives. We invite youths to submit their initiatives, and industry members to discover ways to get involved.

This is the BIG DATA Platform´s first step towards mapping out a landscape of youth-driven and youth-focused initiatives. From here, we hope to build informed infrastructures that will enable the support of youths in digital agriculture.

The Platform will periodically share updates of the youth initiative profiles with its networks, encouraging them to reach out and connect with initiatives where they might be able to add value.

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AgriTech Lab

AgriTech Lab provides AgriTech skills and education to foster tech adoption in Nigeria’s agribusiness sector. AgriTech Lab 2019 engaged 200 agripreneurs, agritech enthusiasts and youths to learn about blockchain technology, soilless farming and mobile technology.

Drone use, Extension services, Blockchain


In Nigeria, farmer population is aging and there is insufficient interest in the agricultural sector by the younger generation due to a number of reasons. AgropreneurNg tackles related challenges by focusing on three key areas: communication, ‘agvocacy’ and capacity building.


Big Data Track

Big Data Track focuses on inspiring and training young people to ideate and create smart and efficient innovations to aid data collection and analysis, and its utilisation in data-driven agricultural planning and decision making.

Big data collection, analysis and use


Crop2Cash is a data-driven initiative created by young people, for young people. It trains young people as extension agents and market linkage personnel and uses them to operate the platform and related artificial intelligent Apps.

Extension services


FarmKonnect Agribusiness Nigeria Limited seeks to enhance farming conditions and outputs of farmers by providing innovative services with a view to facilitating better operational conditions, equipment as well as an effective distribution of farm produce.

Marketing, Extension services


Kitovu is a mobile based platform created by a pool of young people passionate about agriculture and food sustainability, which collects, analyzes and aggregates soil and geo-location data, as a tool to provide farmers with soil and crop specific fertilizers, improved seedlings, and agro-chemicals, while connecting farm produce to offtakers.

Extension services

Trotro Tractor

Trotro Tractor is an agricultural technology company that is improving global food and income security by building a network of “TROTRO Tractor” owners that farmers can lease via SMS.

Extension services

Youth Agvocates Nigeria

The Youth Agvocates Nigeria is a campaigning organization in Nigeria taking action to end hunger and extreme poverty, promote food security and provide decent jobs by emphasizing the significant role that youth can play in promoting the industrialization of agriculture.