It is not the farm that makes a farmer; it is the love, hardwork and character.
Access to resources-markets, information and knowledge was one of the facilitated parallel sessions that attracted a high number of participants with majority of youths acknowledging lack of finance as one of the major hindrances in venturing into agripreneurship.
In 2013, Mr. Patrick Nderitu, Founder Mwihoko Community Based Organization in Gatundu, South Kiambu County realized that most farmers were borrowing money from “ch... Read more
The GlobE Pan-African conference was held from 2-4 December at Sawela Lodges, Naivasha, Kenya. The German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) and the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) funded six African-German Research Networks from 2013-2018 to develop promising strategies and practical solutions to strive for global food security within the funding initiative GlobE. Since the project is coming to an end, the conference aimed at communicating the research outputs to all stakeholders in the agrifood sector and provides inputs into the design of future international research cooperation.
The project was implemented by RELOAD, Wetlands, UrbanFood, HORTINLEA, Trans-SEC and BiomassWEB in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia and Tanzania. Some of the research outputs include: technical, organizational, institutional and social innovations; resource management and development strategies; management rec... Read more
The Civil Society Academy in collaboration with Welthungerhilfe and Impact Hub are currently receiving applications from out-of-the-box thinkers and innovators with a passion for Zero Hunger and Social Justice who are willing to take part in the Social Innovation Challenge.
Winners will have the opportunity to receive up to 40,000 Euro in 2019 to operationalize/realize their idea against hunger and social injustice.
Challenge 1: How might we support rural women and their families to access public services that truly help them escape hunger and injustice?
Support vulnerable women improving their awareness, access and quality of services and help ensuring their rights at the local level
Improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability of state services
Provide radical alternatives to current models of service delivery
Challenge 2: How might we support social activists and concerned citizens to become more powerful in combating... Read more
Promoting Agribusiness, Investment, Networking and Trade for Youth (PAINT-Y) is a platform that appreciates efforts by different stakeholders in supporting youth in agribusiness through initiatives that enable them access information, knowledge, resources, experiences and expertise. PAINT-Y therefore positions itself as a neutral platform to facilitate linking, learning and collective influencing by stakeholders who support youths in agribusiness.
Ms. Nynke Humalda, Food Security Expert at the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands during her keynote address... Read more
National Youth in Agribusiness Forum (PAINT-Y) will take place on Tuesday 27th November
2018 at Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi from 7.00 am- 7.00
pm. The event themed, “Investing in Youth as the Next
Frontier in Agricultural Transformation” will bring bring county,
national, regional and international stakeholders working towards supporting
the youth in the agri-food sector.
PAINT – Y (Promoting Agribusiness Investment Network and Trade for Youth) is a platform that appreciates the numerous initiatives that exist towards supporting youth in agribusiness and it is this rich pool of information, knowledge, experiences and expertise that PAINT-Y brings it all together with the goal of transforming agriculture and food systems for Kenya and the region. PAINT-Y is designed on the proposition that if all stakeholders can link to each other at their point of convergence, share and learn from each other’s experiences then collectively we can contribute to creating a sustainable and effe... Read more
AgriProFocus in partnership with the Kenya Horticultural Council and Nairobi County Government held a food safety stakeholder meeting on behalf of the Netherlands Development Organization (SNV). The meeting was held on 16th October 2018 at Jacaranda Hotel, Nairobi and in attendance were: researchers, private sector actors, development partners as well as public sector actors from county and national government.
SNV and its consortium of partners are currently implementing a project on Market-led Horticulture Programme which has three focus areas namely: – Food safety in fruits and vegetables, Food loss reduction and inclusion of small holder farmers in agricultural value chains.
A lot of studies and reports have been done on food security unfortunately, the implementation of study findings have been poor; the meeting therefore aimed at moving from studies to practice with the aim of piloting a traceability system within Nairobi City Park Market through the findings o... Read more
The National Youth in Agribusiness Forum will take place on Tuesday 27th November 2018 at Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi from 7.00 am- 7.00 pm. The theme for this year is “Investing in the Next Frontier in Agricultural Transformation” and aims to bring county, national, regional and international stakeholders working towards supporting the youth in the agri-food sector. The Forum is one of the components under the PAINT-Y platform.
PAINT – Y (Promoting Agribusiness Investment Network and Trade for Youth) is a platform that appreciates the numerous initiatives that exist towards supporting youth in agribusiness and it is this rich pool of information, knowledge, experiences and expertise that PAINT-Y brings it all together with the goal of transforming agriculture and food systems for Kenya and the region. PAINT-Y is designed on the proposition that if all stakeholders can link to each other at their point of convergence, share an... Read more
Safaricom PLC is a leading telecommunications company offering a comprehensive range of integrated telecommunication services, including mobile and fixed Voice, SMS, Data, Internet, Mobile Money (M-PESA) and e-Commerce to over 25 million subscribers. Our efforts are geared towards positively impacting the lives of those in the communities around us and thus we strive to change the present to improve the future.
DigiFarm is an integrated mobile platform that offers farmers convenient, one-stop access to a suite of information and financial services, including discounted products, customised information on farming best practices, and access to credit and other financial facilities. Connected Farmer helps Agribusinesses and small holding farmers share information and transact.
To this point, we are looking for a partner to manage the Digifarm Ecosystem through provision of extension services.
This is therefore a requ... Read more
AgriProFocus Kenya and Kenarava Group organised a youth in agribusiness stakeholder meeting and launch of PAINT-Y (Promoting Agribusiness Investment Networking and Trade for Youth). PAINT-Y is a platform that centers youths as the driving force of their agenda. The event was held on 18th October, 2018 at Dusit D2 hotel and it brought together different stakeholders to discuss on how opportunities can be harnessed for collective action for scale and impact. In attendance were agripreneurs, researchers, policymakers, private sector and; government representatives from Kenya, Netherlands and Israel.
The meeting aimed at sharing AgriProFocus research findings on “Status of Youth in Agribusiness in Kenya,” provide a platform for contributions from youths in agribusiness on their struggles, successes, role of stakeholders in supporting youth and launch of PAINT-Y.
The Deputy Ambassador of Israel to Kenya, Mr. Eyal David informed delegates on some of the in... Read more
AgriProFocus, Kenya in collaboration with Kenerava Group will today hold a stakeholders meeting on Youth in Agribusiness and how they can harness opportunities for collective action for scale and impact. The aim of the meeting is to share insights from the scan done by AgriFocus on the status of Kenyan youth in Agribusiness, provide a platform for youths in agribusiness to share their struggles, successes and the role of stakeholders in creating an effective support ecosystem for youth to thrive and grow. Lastly, there will be a launch of PAINT-Y, a platform that uniquely puts youth in the driving seat of their agenda. PAINT-Y aims to Inspire, Connect and facilitate Collaboration.