Uasin Gishu County’s Department of Agriculture Livestock Development and Fisheries in partnership with the Kenya Climate Innovation Centre (KCIC) on Thursday held a stakeholder meeting bringing together Uasin Gishu County awareness team who will help in the implementation of the AgriBiz program.
Agri-Biz is an economic empowerment program that targets rural and peri-urban youth and women who are unemployed and lack the financial resources and know-how to create a viable sustainable business. The programme is supported by European Union (EU) and Danida to the tune of Kshs. 5.1 billion to support 2,400 women and Youth-led agribusiness enterprises across Kenya.
The project aims at creating 17,000 job opportunities by addressing key challenges that hinder youth and women from tapping into the immense potential in the agricultural sector and is being implemented in eight selected Counties. These are Machakos, Makueni, Uasin Gishu, where Business Incubation Hubs (BIHs) have been set up to provide training to beneficiaries, business advisory and financing to enable women and youth to gain the requisite skills needed to scale their agribusinesses.
County Director for Agriculture Reuben Seroney who represented CECM for Agriculture Samuel Yego urged more youth and women groups to apply for the funds to be empowered economically.
Interested applicants are urged to visit https://agribiz.kenyacic.org/apply/ or visit the sub-county offices to obtain their application form.