Agriculture is the major sector in Kenya yet young people do not want to venture in it to sustain themselves and create employment. The youth will always think of agriculture as something to do when they retire from offices. There are many parties coming together to ensure that the youth are empowered to venture into agribusiness and promote food security in the world.
It is with this reason that AgriProFocus Kenya in partnership with USIU-Africa’s Global Agribusiness Management and entrepreneurship (GAME) Center hosted a youth in agribusiness trendsetter’s caravan on 24th March 2016. The event was held at USIU-Africa and was officially opened by Professor Francis Wambalaba from USIU-Africa.
One of the most interesting activities that took place during the forum is the ideation through simulation. The simulation activity is a practical guide to running a successful enterprise. Youth in the forum found the activity very involving and informative. The simulation game made the entrepreneurs discover that any business requires risk taking, stock taking and spending cash to offer the best services. Some of the lessons that could be applied to the trendsetters’ caravan is that working as a group inspires learning, people from the same sector are made to work together instead of looking at it as a competition as well as being aware of opportunities through networking.
The forum brought together 40 entrepreneurs
with innovations in horticulture, poultry, ICT in agriculture among others. The
team came up with concrete resolutions to take this forum to a greater level where
each one of them will take initiative and be more involved.