THE Macuata Provincial Youth Council is prepared to help youth groups in the province with sustainable commercial farming projects.
If all goes according to plan, the groups will be required to pay an affiliation fee to the council. Council vice president Mavela Liga said they would continue to emphasise the need for youths to utilise available land and resources.
"Many youths in Macuata are unemployed landowners and the council is trying its best to encourage them to make use of the resources they own," Mr Liga said.
"We have a lot of income-generating projects tabled out for the youths and those who want our help can approach us.
"When they do, we will first conduct training before we help them secure funding assistance. After this, we will have the implementation program and the youths will do their farming."
Mr Liga said money earned for such farms would be used by the youths and not the council.
"We are trying to make youths understand that their source of livelihood is right before them. All they have to do is tap into it and use it wisely."