The mandate of the Gender Issues and Youth Development (GIYD) Programme, is to enhance participatory capabilities of women, farm-families and youths in the development of themselves, their families, communities and nation at large.
The GIYD Programme aspires to become a Centre of excellence for Gender and Youth Development in South-western Nigeria.
- Family Health and Nutrition Education;
- Adult Literacy;
- Career-building, Vocational Training and Economic Empowerment;
- Youth Development;
- Women-In-Agriculture, Processing and Utilization of Food Produce; and
- Gender Issues and General Family Welfare.
The Gender Issues and Youth Development Programme (GIYD) focuses on women specific issues, gender issues (Gender Sensitive and Gender-Specific Projects for females and males) and youth development issues.
- To alleviate poverty and enhance income-generating capacities of farm-family members;
- To develop strategies for the promotion of boy- and girl-children development;
- To promote and maintain farm-family health through the Farm-Family Health Project (FFAHEP);
- To develop the capacities of rural women in the financial management of self-help revolving loan schemes and promotes banking habits;
- To transfer post-harvest technologies (food processing, preservation, utilization and storage as well as the required knowledge and advice in the marketing of the products) to farm-families;
- Enhancement of income generating capacities of beneficiaries through the development of vocational and entrepreneurial skills;
- To promote linkages between farm-families and collaborative agencies;
- To add value to Agricultural Products of farm-families;
- To improve the nutritional status of In-school Youths and farm-families; and
- To empower adult learners (males and females) with the ability to read, write, calculate and communicate in English language.
- Development and Implementation of gender-sensitive and gender-specific programmes;
- Promotion and maintenance of Farm-Family Health and Nutritional status through the Farm-Family Health Project (FFAHEP) and FUNAAB Nutrition Education Project (FUNEP);
- On-Campus Capacity Building Training Workshop on Vocational and Skill-Acquisition for women and youths in the University extension mandate areas;
- Poverty Alleviation through improvement of livelihood status and enhancement of farm-families income generating capabilities through the development of various forms of skills;
- Establishment of Adult Literacy Centres in AMREC’s Extension Villages;
- Develop strategies for the promotion of boy-and-girl children development through FUNAAB Youth Development (FUNAAB Y-D) Project;
- Transfer of proven post-harvest technologies of agricultural produce (value addition utilization and storage) as well as the required knowledge and advice in the marketing of the products;
- Awareness creation on gender and developmental issues in the University extension mandate area; and
- Promotion of gender sensitivity and marital issues amongst farm families and FUNAAB staff.