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AgriBiz Programme in Kenya

With support from the European Union (EU) and Danida, KCIC is implementing AgriBiz, a 5- year programme that seeks to be a catalyst and enabler toward greater involvement of women and youth in agricultural and livestock value chains.

The primary focus of the programme is to provide a range of services needed for women and youth-owned early-stage agribusiness enterprises as well as Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

The programme will do this through the establishment of 8 Business Incubation Hubs (BIHs) across eight counties in the Republic of Kenya. The hubs will offer access to services and facilities; access to finance; business advisory and technical assistance; as well as access to information.

Other general activities that will be carried out within the programme will constitute awareness creation and the pursuit of an enabling environment for greater involvement of women and youth in agribusiness.

About the agribusiness
sector in Kenya

Food security and job creation GOK priorities in big 4 Agenda and the Vision 2030. Agriculture Majorly contributes to:

30% GDP

Of Gross Domestic Products annually

40% Employment

Of total population in employment

Exports

65% Of total Kenyan exports

70% Young People

Kenyan Population are under 35 yrs old

Livelihood

80% Of total populations Livelihood

Women

Women provide most of the labor in agriculture but receive least of the added value

1.24 Billion Euros

Worth of agricultural and fishery products exported to the EU in 2017

We Support SDG's

The programme mainly supports SDG 8: “Promote sustained,inclusive and,full and productive employment and decent work for all” Other SDGs include:

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The eight counties where the hubs have been set are the following:

  1. Kiambu
  2. Bungoma
  3. Kilifi
  4. Uasin Gishu
  5. Meru
  6. Isiolo
  7. Machakos
  8. Kisii

Our Key Results Areas:

  1. Sustainable business and employment opportunities in agribusiness for youth and women
    are identified,promoted and supported.
  2. Suitability and potential for selected agricultural and bio-enterprises value chains
    established.
  3. A blending mechanism facilitating youth and women’s access to finance at appropriate
    conditions is established.