About Us

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 towards 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 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.
The eight business hubs serve the residents from the host counties and those in the neighboring counties.The eight counties where the hub shave been set are the following:
  • Isiolo
  • Meru
  • Kiambu
  • Machakos
  • Bungoma
  • Uasin Gishu
  • Kisii
  • Kilifi

AgriBiz programme

AgriBiz is an economic empowerment programme that primarily targets rural and peri-urban
youth and women who are under employed and lack the financial resources and know-how to
create viable sustainable businesses.
It will primarily be achieved through promotion of sustainable exploitation of the natural resources
base by encouraging appropriate agribusinesses practices by addressing four main hurdles
blocking youth and women entrepreneurship in agribusinesses:
1.Negative Perception of the sector
2.Lack of capacity to design and implement a business
3.Lack of access to land and natural resources
4.Lack of access to finance

About the agribusiness sector in Kenya

Food security and job creation GOK priorities in big 4 Agenda and the Vision 2030

Agriculture Major contributor to:

GPD

30%

Of Gross Domestic Products(GDP),annually,however, Kenya is classified as a food deficit country

Livelihood

80%

Of total populations Livelihood

Employment

40%

Of total population in employment

Women

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

Exports

65%

Of total Kenyan exports in export earnings

Agricultural and Fishery Products

1.24 Billion Euros

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

Young People

70%

Of the Kenyan Population are under 35 years old

Support To SDGs

The programme supports main SDG8:”Promote sustained,inclusive and,full and
productive employment and decent work for all”
Other SDGs include:

KCIC relies on strategic partnerships to leverage on their skill sets in CBOs, community
mobilisation, vulnerable groups, women and youth-led enterprises and job creation and
employment in agribusiness.

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.

Team

Maureen Mugure Macharia
Business Analyst
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Erastus Makena Muigo
Business Analyst
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Damaris Auma Beverley Ogonji
Business Analyst
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Polly Mwongera
Business Analyst
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Hillary Maket
Hub Manager
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Kelvin Gicheru Nguyo
Business Analyst
Philip Ngaah
Business Analyst