Scope Of The Program

The Program is expected to train and empower 2,000 agricultural entrepreneurs (agripreneurs), out of which 2000 agribusinesses are expected to be generated. Each of the agribusinesses is expected to employ on average five other support workers, generating about 10,000 direct jobs (at least one-thirds of either gender) in the first five years of the Program.  Agripreneurs that are not successful in establishing businesses will be better positioned to enter the professional agriculture jobs market and find employment with the private sector. 

Objectives

Overall goal

To contribute to job creation, food security and nutrition, income generation and improved low carbon climate resilient livelihoods for youths in both urban and rural areas. 

Broad Objectives

  • To create business opportunities and decent employment for youth ng women and men along priority agricultural value chains in Kenya through the provision of entrepreneurship skills, funding and business linkages.
  • To encourage, nurture and support technologists and innovative agribusiness ideas to turn into sound commercial ventures.

Outcomes

  1. Increased youth employment in agriculture.  This will be measured by the % of operational agribusinesses supported through the program.
  2. Increased Agribusiness Ventures.  This will be measured by the % of youth accessing credit (disaggregated by gender)