The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) shut down its activities in December 2020 at the end of its mandate. The administrative closure of the Centre was completed in November 2021.
Jan 29

Vijabiz commodity business workshop

Vijabiz commodity business workshop

Event Overview

 “Youth Economic Empowerment through Agribusiness in Kenya” (Vijabiz) project organises a commodity business opportunity workshops targeting the youth involved in the project in Nakuru and Kilifi counties.

This interactive workshop brings together key stakeholders from the county governments, non-governmental stakeholders, the private sector and the youth groups representatives for a peer-to-peer exchange. The thematic sessions are informed by brief input presentations from the implementing organisations, followed by presentations of various opportunities in three value chains (dairy, cereals and fisheries) by the technical experts from Kenyan Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MOALF). 

Financial institutions, ICT consultants, NGOs, incubator representative and the private sector service providers present various services which they offer.

370 participants from Nakuru are expected at the Agricultural Training Center.

The objectives of the event are:

  • to present business opportunities to the youth groups involved in the dairy, cereal and fisheries value chains;
  • to discussing project activities in 2019 work plan;
  • to sign agreements with the youth groups that have qualified to join the project.
Nakuru, Kenya


  • CTA

    The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food security, resilience and inclusive economic growth in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific through innovations in sustainable agriculture. CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.


    USTADI Foundation is a registered Kenyan organisation. USTADI is Swahili word for ‘skilful’ and the brand name for the Local Capacity Development Facility in Kenya whose focus is on facilitation of Capacity Development Services (CDS) at the sub national level. The organisation was started by the Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV), International Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (HIVOS), and twenty-one (21) other local institutions (referred to as the Consortium) involved in facilitating capacity development in Kenya to bring about a ‘coalition of change’ comprising partners from the private sector, civil society, government, commercial organisation, financial service providers and various interest group regarding capacity development.