Access to finance for the youth received another boost with the signing of a cooperation agreement between Agribank and the National Youth Service aimed at financing of NYS agricultural youth projects, provision of advisory services by Agribank to young farmers, collaboration in research and development initiatives, as well as the sharing of information and expertise. In terms of the MoU, the NYS will develop and present project proposals for Agribank’s consideration on behalf of trainees vetted by NYS; and also assist with and facilitate the financing application review process between youth applicants and the Bank. Agribank will then provide financing for approved agricultural projects in line with its credit policy.