The ENABLE Youth Kenya Program aims at contributing to job creation, food and nutrition security, income generation and improved livelihoods for youth both in urban and rural areas by creating an enabling environment and opportunities for youth ‘agripreneurers’ like you to upgrade technical skills, adopt innovative agricultural practices, and access finance with a flexible program design.
The Program is funded by the Government of Kenya and the African Development Bank (AfDB) and is being implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries & Cooperatives. The Program is implemented using an incubation model for agricultural entrepreneurship (agripreneurship) which entails training, nurturing, mentoring, coaching, and financing successful youth candidates.
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Eligible businesses will access business financing through Loans offered through the Agricultural Finance Corporation. Additionally, commercial financial partners will be incentivised to finance youth in Agribusiness.
ENABLE Program is implemented by the Ministry and co-funded by African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Government. It aims at creating youth agripreneurers through skill acquisition and creating an enabling environment in which youth become owners of profitable agribusinesses.
The goal of the program is to create gainful employment, generate income and bridge succession gap in agribusiness and related value chains.
Over a period of 4 years (currently in the second year), ENABLE Youth Kenya will train and empower 2080 Agricultural Entrepreneurs (Agripreneurs) in 8 Youth Agri-Business Incubation Centres (YABICs) spread across the country. These are:
The incubation activities will be conducted under two categories: Standard incubation (for unemployed graduates) and Acceleration (those already engaged in agribusiness but lack access to finance and market linkages) options. Each category is focused on specific value chains with entry nodes (agribusiness verticles). They include: