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Agrienterprise development as pathway to youth and rural
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Background Information
• Global population growth is unprecedented, with the
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• Youth unemployment in Kenya is exacerbated by
limited financial inclusion which slows down
enterprise development (Equit...
Innovative Agricultural training program as an intervention
logic
• MSc Agrienterprise development is a new
collaborative ...
Innovative Agricultural training program
as an intervention logic
• Graduates undertake research geared towards
driving ag...
Features and Key Attributes of MSc. AED
Features Key Attributes
Course Work 1 year course work with a tri-semester. Field
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Features and Key Attributes of MSc. AED
Features Key Attributes
Attachment program During course work, all students are at...
Agrienterprises from the first cohort
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AgriFresh Supplies
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• AgPowered entrepreneurship is an
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• This business operates in poul...
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Pictorials
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Agrienterprise development as pathway to youth and rural development in sub-Saharan Africa: The case of agrienterprise business prototypes at Egerton University

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Otieno D.O., Mshenga P.M., Saidi, M.
Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management, Egerton University

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Agrienterprise development as pathway to youth and rural development in sub-Saharan Africa: The case of agrienterprise business prototypes at Egerton University

  1. 1. Join the Conversation 10/27/2016 info@agfreshsupplies.com (www.agfreshsupplies.com) 1 • #AfricaHEWeek2016 • @DicksonLimbus, @AgriFreshS, @ruforumsec
  2. 2. Agrienterprise development as pathway to youth and rural development in sub-Saharan Africa: The case of agrienterprise business prototypes at Egerton University Otieno D.O1., Mshenga P.M1., Saidi, M.2 1Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management, Egerton University 2Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soils, Egerton University, P.O. Box 536-20115, Egerton, Kenya. 10/27/2016 info@agfreshsupplies.com (www.agfreshsupplies.com) 2
  3. 3. Background Information • Global population growth is unprecedented, with the expected rise from 7.2 billion to 9.7 billion by 2050. Majority of this population will still be youths, (UN, 2015). • Of this population, more than one billion are between ages of 15 to 25 (ILO, 2007). • 85% of this population leave in developing countries, meaning we are the most affected by unemployment. Of this 60% are in rural areas 10/27/2016 info@agfreshsupplies.com (www.agfreshsupplies.com) 3
  4. 4. • Youth unemployment in Kenya is exacerbated by limited financial inclusion which slows down enterprise development (Equity Group Foundation, n.d) • Kenya aspires to grow its GDP by 10% in 2040 by promoting value added agricultural production and innovative entrepreneurship by young people (GoK, 2007). 10/27/2016 info@agfreshsupplies.com (www.agfreshsupplies.com) 4
  5. 5. Innovative Agricultural training program as an intervention logic • MSc Agrienterprise development is a new collaborative graduate program hosted by Egerton University (Kenya) and Gulu University (Uganda). • The program is aimed to address low levels of entrepreneurship among agricultural graduates in Africa. • The program integrates value chain analysis, roundtable engagements and agrienterprise development approaches to research. 10/27/2016 info@agfreshsupplies.com (www.agfreshsupplies.com) 5
  6. 6. Innovative Agricultural training program as an intervention logic • Graduates undertake research geared towards driving agribusiness development and to influence agribusiness policy formulation. • The program emphasizes that the graduates should develop executable business plans • The program has a highly dynamic curriculum with lessons drawn from the industry and the agribusiness sector 10/27/2016 info@agfreshsupplies.com (www.agfreshsupplies.com) 6
  7. 7. Features and Key Attributes of MSc. AED Features Key Attributes Course Work 1 year course work with a tri-semester. Field attachments, agribusiness clinics Business Plan Development Students work in teams to form partnerships. Credit is then provided to each group to start enterprises Field Visits and Agribusiness Clinics We make visits to farmers in their homes or groups to help solve agribusiness challenges they face Business Prototype Development All students have to successfully run enterprises while studying 10/27/2016 info@agfreshsupplies.com (www.agfreshsupplies.com) 7
  8. 8. Features and Key Attributes of MSc. AED Features Key Attributes Attachment program During course work, all students are attached to established agribusinesses Round table meetings Students benefit from such meetings as emerging agribusiness issues are discussed 10/27/2016 info@agfreshsupplies.com (www.agfreshsupplies.com) 8
  9. 9. Agrienterprises from the first cohort 10/27/2016 info@agfreshsupplies.com (www.agfreshsupplies.com) 9 1. AgriFresh Supplies (www.agfreshsupplies.com) AgriFresh Supplies is an agro-based food store that supplies fresh fruits, fruit juice and fruit salads around Egerton University We employ a 3-point business model:  Fresh Supplies AgPowered Entrepreneurship Agri-Consultancies.
  10. 10. AgriFresh Supplies 10/27/2016 info@agfreshsupplies.com (www.agfreshsupplies.com) 10 • AgPowered entrepreneurship is an entrepreneurial mentorship program where over 1500 young people have been trained on entrepreneurship • So far they have carried our 15 consultancy assignments which has enabled them pay back their loan in time
  11. 11. 2. Bidii Agrienterprises 10/27/2016 info@agfreshsupplies.com (www.agfreshsupplies.com) 11 • This business operates in poultry rearing. • The students have so far had 4 different flocks of broilers • There is relatively ready market for poultry products in Kenya. • They intend to establish an eatery for value addition
  12. 12. 2. Recos Agrienterprises 10/27/2016 info@agfreshsupplies.com (www.agfreshsupplies.com) 12 • The young entrepreneurs here grow horticultural products in greenhouses. • They sell to supermarkets and at times small and medium businesses around • They offer short courses on greenhouse management • They set greenhouses and set irrigation systems for farmers
  13. 13. Upcoming activities 10/27/2016 info@agfreshsupplies.com (www.agfreshsupplies.com) 13 • Student initiatives fair • Business plan competition • AgriFresh Entrepreneurship trainings
  14. 14. Upcoming activities 10/27/2016 info@agfreshsupplies.com (www.agfreshsupplies.com) 14
  15. 15. Pictorials 10/27/2016 info@agfreshsupplies.com (www.agfreshsupplies.com) 15
  16. 16. Pictorials 10/27/2016 info@agfreshsupplies.com (www.agfreshsupplies.com) 16
  17. 17. 10/27/2016 info@agfreshsupplies.com (www.agfreshsupplies.com) 17
  18. 18. Acknowledgement • European Union through Edulink 11 Program who funded the project: Strengthening University capacity to enhance competitiveness of Agribusiness in East and West Africa, FED/2013/320-100 • Egerton University • RUFORUM 10/27/2016 info@agfreshsupplies.com (www.agfreshsupplies.com) 18

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