Food University seeks to certify 100,000 students per year, facilitate the creation of 100,000 sustainable jobs, improve prospects for five million young people in the food value chain, and contribute to building twenty profitable, catalytic agribusiness hubs by leveraging $400 million in investment and development funds.
Food University will develop talent across disciplines related to the “field-to-fork’ ecosystem. It will deliver skills, vocational training, licenses, and specializations through a network of partners operating online, on corporate and university campuses, and through applied learning on farms, in factories and in communities across Africa.
Content and curricula will be sourced from numerous partners, including African Universities, US-based Land-Grant Universities and Agri-business partners. Laureate International Universities will serve as a founding implementation partner. Collaborative partners and investors in Food University, from all sectors, will ensure that the curriculum and program requirements align with the technical and life skills, agriculture, entrepreneurship, and business and financial management competencies required for employment in the food sector.
|Location||Eastern Africa, Southern Africa, South Africa, Tanzania, Mozambique|
|Value||USD 16.7 Million|