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Brussels Briefing 49:
Youth in agribusiness: shaping the future of agriculture
Presentation
Peter Kuria Githinji African A...
AAIN
Peter Kuria GITHINJI
Director Business Strategy and Development (AAIN)
18th May 2017
peterhithinji@africaain.org
www....
AAIN
A functional Business
Network that
aggregates, convenes
& coordinates
agribusiness
incubators and other
Private Secto...
AFRICA - THE YOUNG CONTINENT
AAIN VIT-TBI
Innovation: The process of creating
new goods and services that provide
unique value for demanding
customers ...
AAIN
Agribusiness Incubation in Africa:
Potential
Agriculture
10%
ICT
46%
International
3%
Manufacturing
20%
Mixed use
18%...
Incubation based
on Commodity
value chain /VCA
PPP model in action
INCUBATION MODEL RESPONDING TO THE VCA
Private sector
M...
UNDERSTANDING VALUE CHAIN ARCHITECTURE (VCA)
KEY TO JOBS CREATION
Building Strategic Business Units along Value Chains
The Incubation &
AAIP business plan
addresses
opportunities for
proce...
• Incubation Constraints
in Africa
Lessons learnt-AAIN
1. Harness markets in ways
that include youth and
smallholder farme...
AAIN
MAPPING INCUBATION INFRASTRUCTURE & ECOSYSTEMS
AAIN
Incubator
Sustainability
Relevance and
Quality of
Services to
Incubatees
Profitability &
Success of
Incubatee
Busines...
• African Union- AAIN MOU
- Declaration on
Accelerated Agricultural
Growth and
Transformation (known as
the ‘Malabo Declar...
AAIN
SUCCESS CASES IN INCUBATION -
MALI
CCLEAr- Livestock Incubator in Ghana
Enterpreneurship Support
Livestock infrastructure support
● 44 pig businesses
● 4 Poultry
● 213 grasscutter businesses
Wor...
Incubating Entrepreneurs for the development
of aquaculture value chain
www.acquaticindustries.com
Acquatic World Products & Services
Skills Development
Leather Fish meal Fertilizer
GrowS-Hort
GrowS-Hort (Growing Sustainable Horticultural)
is an Agribusiness Incubation center whose
goal is to create an ...
SelectValuechain:Vegetables&Fruits
• Office location
•Block No. A30, Regimanuel Estate,
•Nungua Barrier, Accra – Ghana
Telephone
•+233(0)30 272 1957
•+233(0)...
AAIN
FUNCTIONAL INCUBATORS
- ANCHOR INCUBATORS
- Coffee Incubator in Uganda - CURAD
- Banana Incubator - Uganda - ABP
- Ho...
AAIN
Incubation Investment Areas
Investment Area
Anchor incubator establishment
Small Scale Incubator Hubs (SSAIHs)
Suppor...
AAIN
JOBS CREATION IS A TEAM EFFORT
POORLY ALLOCATED RESOURCES
UN-SYNTHESISED KNOWLEDGE
LIMITED SKILLS
POOR GUIDANCE
POLIC...
AAIN
5 YEAR COUNTRY SPECIFIC JOBS CREATION PLAN
AAIN
>> Roadmap
» Technical Mapping of incubation infrastructure and
ecosystem focused on jobs and wealth creation
» Incub...
AAIN
Peter Kuria GITHINJI & Alex Ariho
African Agribusiness Incubators Network (AAIN)
petergithinji@africaain.org
www.afri...
Brussels Briefing 49 “Youth in agribusiness: shaping the future of agriculture" Peter Kuria Githinji : Promoting innovatio...
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Brussels Briefing 49 “Youth in agribusiness: shaping the future of agriculture" Peter Kuria Githinji : Promoting innovation and entrepreneurship through incubation

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The Brussels Development Briefing no. 49 on “Youth in agribusiness: shaping the future of agriculture” took place on 18th of May 2017 from 09:00 to 13:00, at the ACP Secretariat in Brussels, Belgium. This Briefing was co-organised by CTA, the ACP Secretariat, European Commission (DG DEVCO), Concord, PAFO and AgriCord.

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Brussels Briefing 49 “Youth in agribusiness: shaping the future of agriculture" Peter Kuria Githinji : Promoting innovation and entrepreneurship through incubation

  1. 1. Brussels Briefing 49: Youth in agribusiness: shaping the future of agriculture Presentation Peter Kuria Githinji African Agribusiness Incubation Network (AAIN) “Promoting innovation and entrepreneurship through incubation”
  2. 2. AAIN Peter Kuria GITHINJI Director Business Strategy and Development (AAIN) 18th May 2017 peterhithinji@africaain.org www.africaain.org Youth in Agribusiness SHAPING THE FUTURE OF AGRICULTURE BRUSSELS BRIEFING 49
  3. 3. AAIN A functional Business Network that aggregates, convenes & coordinates agribusiness incubators and other Private Sector agribusiness related to trade and investment in Africa AAIN TRIP
  4. 4. AFRICA - THE YOUNG CONTINENT
  5. 5. AAIN VIT-TBI Innovation: The process of creating new goods and services that provide unique value for demanding customers who are willing to pay for that value Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurship: The creation and growth of new businesses Innovation “Knowledge- Based” Entrepreneurs EconomicGrowth Time I+E increase the rate of economic growth AVOIDING A CRISIS Incubating Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Creates Jobs and Wealth De-risking: Youth and Agriculture/ Agribusiness
  6. 6. AAIN Agribusiness Incubation in Africa: Potential Agriculture 10% ICT 46% International 3% Manufacturing 20% Mixed use 18% Textiles 3% Target sectors of African Incubators Agri Business Incubators have a share of 7% in the Global Incubation society. In Africa Agribusiness incubators have a share of 10% Agribusiness incubation needs a big push and is high in demand
  7. 7. Incubation based on Commodity value chain /VCA PPP model in action INCUBATION MODEL RESPONDING TO THE VCA Private sector Market Led Incubators University University Private Sector Forums Research- ACCES S TO RESEARCH RESULTS Value Chain Actors MODELS THAT CREATE JOBS & OPPORTUNITIES
  8. 8. UNDERSTANDING VALUE CHAIN ARCHITECTURE (VCA) KEY TO JOBS CREATION
  9. 9. Building Strategic Business Units along Value Chains The Incubation & AAIP business plan addresses opportunities for processors, aggregators, exporters, etc.
  10. 10. • Incubation Constraints in Africa Lessons learnt-AAIN 1. Harness markets in ways that include youth and smallholder farmers 2. Reinvest gains in innovations and enterprises that move key actors along the value chain –Incentives matter 3. Manage risks that are stumbling blocks for the start ups, youth and SMEs especially finance » Limited financing and financing incubators as “projects” » Limited Human and Institutional Capacity » Limited Policy support and framework for incubation financing by governments » Disjointed efforts and limited coordination
  11. 11. AAIN MAPPING INCUBATION INFRASTRUCTURE & ECOSYSTEMS
  12. 12. AAIN Incubator Sustainability Relevance and Quality of Services to Incubatees Profitability & Success of Incubatee Business Effective Management & Governance System Commitment to Long-term Sustainability Plan Income Generating Streams Effective Monitoring and Adherence to Financial Sustainability Indicators INCUBATOR SUSTAINABILITY: DETERMINANTS
  13. 13. • African Union- AAIN MOU - Declaration on Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Transformation (known as the ‘Malabo Declaration’) • PPP- TAAT -The role of the private sector towards the realization of the Malabo commitments is critical. • Incubation support structure –PPP –Building on existing infrastructure and financing instruments African Union Uganda Ethiopia Mali Policy-Government Support -PPP
  14. 14. AAIN SUCCESS CASES IN INCUBATION - MALI
  15. 15. CCLEAr- Livestock Incubator in Ghana
  16. 16. Enterpreneurship Support Livestock infrastructure support ● 44 pig businesses ● 4 Poultry ● 213 grasscutter businesses Workshop/Customized training programs ● 598 Pig Farmers ● 333 youth businesses trained on Grasscutter V.C Business Plan Competition ● 2 competitions held (ACSU) ● 1 Univ. of Ghana Branding & Market Access ● 12 incubatees linked to market ● 75 businesses branded ● 17 Businesses Registered Mentorship/Networking o All 137 incubatees assigned mentors
  17. 17. Incubating Entrepreneurs for the development of aquaculture value chain www.acquaticindustries.com
  18. 18. Acquatic World Products & Services
  19. 19. Skills Development Leather Fish meal Fertilizer
  20. 20. GrowS-Hort GrowS-Hort (Growing Sustainable Horticultural) is an Agribusiness Incubation center whose goal is to create an enabling environment for Horticulture agribusiness ideas, startups and SME'S to be nurtured into sustainable ventures.
  21. 21. SelectValuechain:Vegetables&Fruits
  22. 22. • Office location •Block No. A30, Regimanuel Estate, •Nungua Barrier, Accra – Ghana Telephone •+233(0)30 272 1957 •+233(0)20 794 0929 +233(0)24 963 7114 Email: aynat2015@gmail.com Emial: info@aynatafrica.org Website: www.aynatafrica.org
  23. 23. AAIN FUNCTIONAL INCUBATORS - ANCHOR INCUBATORS - Coffee Incubator in Uganda - CURAD - Banana Incubator - Uganda - ABP - Horticulture Incubator (AgBIT) - Zambia SMALL SCALE INCUBATOR HUBS - Tursam Inc - Uganda (Processing Juices) - 120 Incubators supporting entrepreneurs - Joint Acceleration - FAO / AAIN (33 SMEs from 11 countries)
  24. 24. AAIN Incubation Investment Areas Investment Area Anchor incubator establishment Small Scale Incubator Hubs (SSAIHs) Support to Small and Medium Scale Enterprises Start-Ups- Support (ENABLE/ BOOST AFRICA) Technical Support, Human and Institutional Capacity development Policy
  25. 25. AAIN JOBS CREATION IS A TEAM EFFORT POORLY ALLOCATED RESOURCES UN-SYNTHESISED KNOWLEDGE LIMITED SKILLS POOR GUIDANCE POLICY INCOHERENCE NON FUNCTIOAL INSTITUTIONS LACK OF MOTIVATION SILOS PROPERLY ALLOCATED RESOURCES SYNTHESISED KNOWLEDGE APPROPRIATE SKILLS PROPER GUIDANCE COHERENT POLICIES FUNCTIONAL INSTITUTIONS MOTIVATION CROSS-SILO INCUBATOR PROVIDE A SPACE WHERE THE PLAYERS ARE ABLE TO PLAY AS A TEAM
  26. 26. AAIN 5 YEAR COUNTRY SPECIFIC JOBS CREATION PLAN
  27. 27. AAIN >> Roadmap » Technical Mapping of incubation infrastructure and ecosystem focused on jobs and wealth creation » Incubation support for start ups in skills development and entrepreneurship promotion for youths » Integrating Incubation into existing Programmes and Projects at different levels » Human and Institutional Capacity Development Support towards incubation » Breaking the silo development thinking (putting enough pressure on the ball)
  28. 28. AAIN Peter Kuria GITHINJI & Alex Ariho African Agribusiness Incubators Network (AAIN) petergithinji@africaain.org www.africaain.org info@africaain.org

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