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Kenya youth in agribusiness strategy

Kenya’s Ministry of Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries and the County Governments, in collaboration with development partners, have developed a National Youth Agribusiness Strategy [2017-2021] aimed at addressing the creation of innovative, attractive and sustainable employment for the youth through active engagement in agribusiness.

The strategy recognizes the numerous challenges that the youth encounter in their agricultural sector ventures, namely: insufficient financial support, inadequate technical capacity, limited access to pre-established markets and weak implementation of policies among others. Agribusiness or the business of agricultural production encompasses agrichemicals, breeding, crop production, distribution of inputs and the food value chain. New technologies in an expanding food industry are creating numerous opportunities for the youth, not only to find employment and entrepreneurship but to also help grow Kenya’s food industry.