The Leventis Foundation (Nigeria) is a charitable company dedicated to the training of farmers in modern and sustainable agricultural practices and rational use of natural resources.

The Foundation has been running agricultural training for youths and farmers since 1987 and currently has six schools in the different agro-ecological zones in Nigeria. The schools are located in the FCT, Osun, Kaduna, Kano and Gombe States are co-financed by Leventis Foundation and the respective State Governments. All the schools offer training to young people (male and female) desirous of making a good career in farming. The comprehensive one-year training exposes the participants to several areas of agriculture and other farm businesses.


  • Tuition and boarding (including feeding) is provided free of charge for successful candidates throughout the duration of the course.
  • The objective of the training, which is FREE OF ALL COSTS, is to create in Nigeria, generations of committed young practical farmers who will act as catalysts for agricultural revolution in their communities.

Admission is open to both male and female candidates.

Admission Requirement

Applicants should fulfill the following conditions among others;

(a) Be physically fit

(b) Ability to read and write in English (evidence of minimum of junior secondary school may be required)

(c) Age between 18 and 40 years.

(d) Pass both written and oral test prior to final selection

(e) Should demonstrate perceivable interest in agriculture

(f) Proof of farming background is an advantage.

Method of Application

Application in applicant’s own hand writing including concrete information in respect of each of the above requirements together with a letter signed by the Chairman or Secretary of the candidate’s Local Government of Origin, or an attestation letter from a Justice of Peace (JP), two (2) recent passport size photographs, three (3) references and photocopies of academic qualification(s) or relevant documents should be forwarded to any of the addresses below, preferably, to the school of choice.

(1) Leventis Foundation/ Osun State

Agricultural Training School

Imo, P.M.B. 5074 Ilesa

Osun State

(2) Leventis Foundation/ Kaduna State

Agricultural Training School

Dogon Dawa, Birini Gwari LG,

P.M.B 1047, Zaria Kaduna State.

(3) Leventis Foundation/ Kano State

Agricultural Training School

Panda, Albasu Local Government

P.M.B. 3555, Kano State

(4) Leventis Foundation/Gombe State

Agricultural Training School

Tumu, Akko Local Government

Gombe State.

(5) Leventis Foundation /FCT

Agricultural Training School

Yaba, Abaji Area Council

P.M.B. 001, Abaji,


6) The General Manager (Technical and Training)

Leventis Foundation (Nigeria) Ltd/Gte

2, Leventis Close, Central Business District

P.O.Box 20351, Garki Abuja, FCT.

In addition to the regular one-year training, all Leventis (Nigeria) schools offer a variety of vocational targeted short courses in several aspects of farming e.g. poultry production, vegetable production, bee-keeping, honey production, fish farming, mushroom production e.t.c.

Application deadline: 24th November, 2017

Screening/Examination: Saturday 25th November, 2017

For further enquiries, please contact:

Mrs Janet Egbe-Owoicho, Leventis Foundation (Nigeria) Ltd/Gte

Email: [email protected], Tel: 0708 552 4233

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