About Y-Agriculture

The Youth-Agriculture programme dubbed Y-Agriculture was developed in 2014 to enhance the agriculture sector’s corporate career offerings and to promote skills development. The programme was designed by the National Agricultural Marketing Council in close collaboration with AgriSETA.

The purpose of Y-Agriculture is to attract the youth of South Africa to agriculture and address the lack thereof of job opportunities. Critically, overall challenges facing the sector in failure to attract the youth include;

  • Lack of sufficient access to information, knowledge and education about agriculture at secondary level.
  • Most learners from non-agricultural schools do not have access to agriculture subjects as they are excluded in their syllabus.
  • The inadequate preparation of learners by tertiary institutions for work environment.

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Agri Economist Intern – Diamori Tlou Magoro

Diamori Tlou Mogoro, born in the Limpopo region, enrolled at the University of Limpopo in 2014, doing her Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics. During the third level of her studying in 2016, she received a bursary from the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC) which helped her complete her Honours Degree in April 2018.

Diamori was fortunate, just after graduating she received a 12 months internship programme from the Limpopo Department of Agricultural and Rural Development (LDARD), where she works as an Agricultural Extension and Partnership intern at Tompi Seleka college of Agriculture, Marblehall. Her key role includes community outreach programmes, ordination of activities, administration and many other impactful roles.

Career Guidance

Jobs in Agric

Find out the careers and jobs available in agriculture.

Agricultural Bursary List

Institutions offering bursaries to study agriculture.

Where to Study

Find a list of comprehensive institutions that offer agricultural courses.

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