Inclusive support mechanisms that ensure youth participate in agriculture can provide jobs for young people and help African countries achieve development goals. As demand for food increases with the fast-growing Africa’s population, there is a need to not only pursue inclusivity but support youth to adopt and scale production through technological innovation. The youth can be involved in several agricultural activities, including production, post-harvest handling, distribution, and marketing of agricultural products. Removing barriers to start-up capital will allow young people to innovate and expand current agri-businesses.
As part of the International Youth Day (IYD) 2021, Invest in Africa and Mastercard Foundation in partnership with Ubunifu College are hosting an online forum to dialogue and reflect on how youth-led technological innovations are increasing food production while creating opportunities for jobs in Kenya.
The forum will be held on 11th August 2021 from 3pm to 5pm via zoom.
In attendance will be innovators, entrepreneurs, farmers, Agri-SMEs, Corporates, NGOs, Students, Academia and Public Sector representatives .
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