Creating Opportunities for Rural Youth

CORY (Creating Opportunities for Rural Youth)

CORY Solutions enable young rural women and men to create sustainable farm and non-farm businesses by building their entrepreneurial capacities for enhanced peer learning and access to complementary business development services. A 36-month program, CORY is composed of three components:

1. Knowledge management and research/survey of business development services

2. Rural entrepreneurial training, mentorship, and business development services, and

3. Micro-credit lending through assessing loan repayment and risk mitigation.

These three components create an ecosystem of financial services, targeted skills development programs, and learning systems that will help sustain and grow rural youth-owned innovative small businesses and enterprises. CORY Solutions provide knowledge and services based on tested and proven rural youth-led solutions and approaches that provide rural youth with farm and non-farm agribusiness opportunities as well as services tailored to the demands of rural youth and youth organizations


IFAD, West and Central Africa Division
CEED, Halifax, Canada
Columbia Business School, New York City, USA
Susterra, Boston, MA, USA