Giving youth roots and wings for a better agricultural future in Kenya
United States of America
Programs provide income-generation opportunities for young Kenyan farmers
From equipping young women and men with agronomy skills to helping them set up businesses along agricultural value chains, development programs are focusing bringing youth back to farming in Kenya. Starting in 2017, ICRISAT-Kenya, along with Feed the Future Kenya Accelerated Value Chain Development (AVCD) program has been helping Kenyan youth groups set up new and rewarding ventures in agriculture.
“Young people are easy to train because most of them have gone to school. They are also open to taking up new ideas easily,” says Dr Paul Kimurto, from Egerton University that implemented the project in Elgeyo Marakwet.