CTA in partnership with USTADI will be launching the Youth Economic Empowerment through Agribusiness in Kenya (Vijabiz) project. The overreaching goal of the project is to create sustainable employment for the rural youth in the counties selected through active engagement in agribusiness for wealth creation and poverty reduction.
Launch of the Vijabiz project
The project is launched after winning a grant from IFAD. It is implemented and co-funded by CTA and USTADI Foundation.
The project has the following objectives:
- Build entrepreneurship capacity
- Create market linkages and added value for 100-150 rural youth groups (2,250 beneficiaries; 30% females) in cereals, dairy and fisheries value chains.
The objectives of the event organised by CTA and USTADI are to:
- Launch the Vijabiz project
- Discuss on how to strengthen partnership with counties and key national stakeholders for a successful project implementation.
Fifty participants, from private and public sectors participants involved in the three value chains of dairy, cereals and fisheries including service providers (ICTs, business development), are planned to attend from Nakuru, Nairobi and Kilifi counties.
Le Centre technique de coopération agricole et rurale (CTA) est une institution internationale conjointe des États du Groupe ACP (Afrique, Caraïbes, Pacifique) et de l’Union européenne (UE). Il intervient dans les pays ACP pour améliorer la sécurité alimentaire, la résilience et la croissance économique à travers des innovations durables dans le domaine agricole. Le CTA opère dans le cadre de l’Accord de Cotonou et est financé par l’UE.
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.