Undoubtedly, the Youth of today are ambitious yet impatient and like a time bomb, they can explode at any time if care is not taken. We must direct their energy into good and productive use else "evil will find work for their idle minds and hands" and by then it will be too late for any action”. OAD believes that the best way to improve human lives, and make governing easier for African Leaders, is to make agriculture and aquaculture Economically and Socially attractive for the Youth – by creating an enabling operating environment; that includes infrastructure, technology, education, input credits, improved markets access and capacity building for our young agribiz entrepreneurs - to be profitably engaged in lucrative agriculture. Unemployed Youth are a danger to themselves and the continent’s development. Our people, particularly the youth, make perilous journeys abroad in a desperate attempt to escape the “lack of economic opportunities in Africa”.
It is towards the eradication of these problems that OAD has designed the FOODGOALS AFRICAN FARMERS AND AGRICULTURAL RESEARCHERS (AFAR) AWARDS and the post award projects christened “Peace And Ethical Prosperity Programme” to promote agriculture and create better opportunities for farmers, especially the Youth and Women. The FOODGOALS AFAR AWARDS brings notable icons and role models in African politics, business, industry, sports and culture, together in a great event that will recognise, honour and encourage the work of outstanding African farmers and agricultural researchers – because we need food security.
OAD has designed this uniquely innovative self-financing and self-sustaining initiative to be celebrated yearly in every country across African and periodically at the continental level.
AWARDS CATEGORIES INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO
POST FOODGOALS AFAR AWARDS INITIATIVES; PEACE AND ETHICAL PROSPERITY PROGRAMME INCLUDE:
STRUCTURE OF EVENT: