ENABLE Youth Kenya Program aims to contribute to job creation, income generation, food security and nutrition, and improved livelihoods for youths in both 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 that has been adapted to match agricultural value chains in each county.
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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 overall goal of the Program is to contribute to job creation, food security and nutrition, income generation and improved livelihoods for youths in both urban and rural areas. The specific objective of the ENABLE Youth project is to create business opportunities and decent employment for youth along priority agricultural value chains.
Over a period of 5 years, ENABLE Youth Kenya will train and empower 2080 Agricultural Entrepreneurs (Agripreneurs) in 8 Youth Agri-Business Incubation Centres (YABICs) spread across the country. 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.