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Programme Summary 

The KENAFF young  enhances youth uptake of opportunities along the agricultural value chains for sustainable livelihoods; empower youth with relevant skills and knowledge and information to enable them successfully venture into agriculture/agribusiness; and train, nurture and advance youth leadership capacities at all levels.
The programme also aims at enhancing youth engagement in agriculture as envisaged in the Agriculture Sector Transformation and Growth Strategy (ASTGS 2019-2029); promoting agribusiness as a desirable pathway for employment and wealth creation; and promoting youth leadership at all levels (ward, sub-county, county to national).
The programme seeks to lay down multiple youth oriented strategies that will reverse the current trend of youths withdrawing their participation in the agricultural sector by making it more attractive as a career choice and livelihood option. It aims to achieve this by tapping into the dynamic youth workforce that is innovative; high-tech and have the ability to take on significant levels of risk.


  • Transform the perceptions of youths towards agribusiness,
  • Enhance access to affordable financial and credit facilities by the youths
  • Provide youths with agribusiness skills, knowledge and information,
  • Improve young farmers' access to markets and market information
  • To enhance young farmers' adoption of innovative agricultural technologies,
  • To support the participation of youths in policy-making processes,to promote youth involvement in climate action,

Key components/ main activities

  • Targeted Capacity Building workshops/seminars
  • Agribusiness training
  • Peer to Peer
  • Learning/Exchange visits
  •  Agribusiness tours
  • Agribusiness exhibitions/forums
  • Sensitization programmes
  • Policy dialogues/forums



 Alignment to the KENAFF Strategic Plan (2022-2026):

  • Strategic Pillar 1-  Lobby, advocacy, and policy action 
  • Strategic Pillar 2-  Members' services 
  • Strategic Pillar 3-  Contribute to a sustainable Kenyan agri-food system 
  • Strategic Pillar 4-  Leverage the energy, enthusiasm, innovation and knowledge of the youth and women to drive value chain development and commercialization 
  • Strategic Pillar 5-  Farmer-driven climate action and resilience building against shocks and emergencies 
  • Strategic Pillar 6-  Data innovations and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in agriculture 
  • Strategic Pillar 7-  Partnership and Collaboration

Target counties

All 47 counties
Pilots: Nakuru,
  • Uasin Gishu,
  • Kakamega,
  • Kericho
  • Makueni
  •  TaitaTaveta 
  • Siaya 
  • Meru


2021 -2022

KENAFF Programmes Manager

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