The Ministry of Agriculture has called on young graduates who are unemployed to apply for funding and training opportunities that are set to be offered through the government’s Enable Programme.
In an advertisement dated Tuesday, November 17, the Ministry indicated that they were providing funds and training to graduates with Diploma and Degree certificates but have no jobs.
The state sponsored program aims at reducing the unemployment rate among graduates and also provide them with a means to earn a living.
According to the ministry, qualified candidates will be funded by the government and will receive training to improve their agri-food business.
The program, according to the advert, is implemented using an incubation model for agricultural entrepreneurship which entails training, nurturing, mentoring, coaching, and financing successful youth candidates.
The incubation will be done in eight Youth Agri-Business Incubation Centres (YABICs) as detailed online at ENABLE website.
The opportunity is open to all young people who meet the following qualifications:
1. Must be a citizen of Kenya with a National Identity Card, between the ages of 18-35,
2. A holder of a diploma or bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution in any field of study,
3. Must have a PIN from the Kenya Revenue Authority,
4. Have interest in agriculture and agro-industry either through previous clubs and associations, personal initiatives, seminars and training on agricultural issues, or any other criteria,
5. Eager to create an agribusiness for a standard incubator (Startup) and own and manage an agribusiness for an accelerated incubator,
6. Have a viable agribusiness idea, and
7. Value chains – The proposal must fit into priority value chains (see details in the online application system on enabling young people to kilimo as established by the program and assigned to incubation centers.