AgriProFocus Kenya hosted a Youth in Agribusiness stakeholders round table breakfast meeting on the 22nd of March at the Jacaranda Hotel in Nairobi. This meeting brought together stakeholders working in the youth in agribusiness space from development, private sector, research and academia, young entrepreneurs and government.
The objective of the meeting was to share our
journey as a network on what we have been able to achieve, our plans for
the future in light of the new strategy; and to have the
various stakeholders share and learn from each others experiences and
Key from the meeting was the need for more collaborations and partnerships as well as more sharing of our work as stakeholders which reduces duplication of efforts. The stakeholders committed to supporting each other, as well as contributing to the success of the planned flagship projects for 2017. This includes learning labs, business to
AgriProFocus believes that the participation of youth in agri food sector is critical. In our new strategy on youth in agribusiness (2018-2022) , we recognize youth as key players in the sector. AgriProFocus aims to increase the number of successful youth led enterprises and the number of youth as key actors in the agrifood sector in decision making processes. As a way to enhance this, the participation of all stakeholders towards joint efforts and collaborations of supporting the youth is critical. It is against this background that AgriProFocus would like to bring together stakeholders (youth, private sector, development organizations, research and academia, government and international organizations) in the Youth in Agribusiness thematic area for a breakfast meeting.
The aim of this meeting is to share our journey on youth in agribusiness, what we have been able to achieve so far, where we are and our aspirations for the future as a network. This will include sharing of knowled... Read more