Kisii County Government and the Climate Innovation Center (KCIC) on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at accelerating the engagement of women and youth in agribusiness activities through the ‘Agribusiness ‘programme.
Mr Esman Nyandikah Onsarigo the CEC for Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperative Development told Journalists that the programme is fully funded by the EU and Danida to a tune of Ksh 5.1billion in eight counties of Kenya.
Onsarigo said thee Agribusiness programme aims at promoting sustainable employment for youth and women by providing training, coaching and mentoring in the entrepreneurship and business skills.
“The skills are very critical. They are needed to develop and run successful agricultural enterprises. This is a great opportunity for our youth and Women,” He said.
He reiterated that apart from the capacity building activities involved, the Agribusiness programme will provide support in identifying market opportunities, value addition and linkages to markets and financial support.
The county government is set to work with KCIC to promote agribusiness ventures through inclusive policies to offer support to the youth to help them engage in Agribusiness.