Government promotes youth agribusiness to tackle unemployment,
Government encourages young people to start farms to combat unemployment
The government will keep enforcing laws and programs to encourage young people to start their own agribusinesses as a viable alternative to traditional employment.
Through the creation of private-public partnerships, young people are encouraged to pursue agriculture, which has a tremendous potential to generate jobs and accelerate the nation’s economic transition.
According to Mr. Simon Chelugui, Cabinet Secretary for Cooperatives and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSMEs) Development, with an anticipated one million young Kenyans entering the labour force each year and a dearth of white-collar jobs, smart agriculture is the next big opportunity.
Mr. Chelugui challenged the youth to enter the industry and help with the implementation of cutting-edge and sustainable procedures aimed at lowering production costs in light of the soaring food prices.
Many young people are tech savvy.
It is a challenge for them to apply their expertise to the problems facing the agricultural industry in order to boost output and transform the world’s food supply networks, he said.
To give young entrepreneurs a place to learn technical skills, the Cabinet Secretary urged universities, polytechnics, and Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET) institutions to build agribusiness incubation and training hubs.
“It is necessary to cultivate an environment of invention by building research centres and innovation hubs specifically for young entrepreneurs in order to ensure that youth-led MSMEs are not left behind in the bottom-up economic change.
The Cabinet Secretary underlined that a sector-wide skills strategy should facilitate coordination of technical and capacity-building support.
Mr. Chelugui said that the government has launched numerous initiatives to foster an atmosphere that supports young people working in agribusiness and argued that Kenya’s educational system ought to support young people interested in farming.
We should cease teaching our children theories and instead concentrate on research and practical applications that can be fully and simply executed in order to help give a