As more and more young people are turning their backs on agriculture because of its low competitiveness, how can we keep young rural people in their places of origin? The Agropastoral and Services Company, SAPAS, based in Loumbila, about twenty kilometres from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, is betting on training. Since 2011, SAPAS has been offering young rural people who generally drop out early or have no schooling at all a three-year training course called the Professional Qualification Certificate (CQP) in agronomy, agricultural farmer option. Objective: to prepare these young people to become real agricultural entrepreneurs in their villages of origin.