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What you must do to become a successful youth agripreneur in Kenya


Agribusiness, “farming as a business,” is the new thing in town and every young Kenyan wants to try their luck into it. As a youth, I know that the rush to agribusiness is not just because it is a profitable venture. Rather, “farming-for-money” has become the only option for millions of graduate colleagues who are …

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A pig farmer counting losses after Kenya Power disconnects electricity from his farm


If there is one company that is killing businesses in our country, it is KPLC. In addition to overcharging consumers, KPLC’s electricity supply service is becoming more and more unreliable and this is costing business owners a fortune. Ask those SME operators whose operations solely depend on KPLC’s power supply and they will tell you …

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Top 20 best irrigation companies in Kenya


In one of my previous posts, discussed how parents and teachers discourage youth agripreneurship in Kenya. However, parents and teachers are not the only barriers to youth entry into agriculture, agribusiness, or farming in general. There are thousands of youth out there who are willing to invest their time and money in farming in Kenya …

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The government sets aside KE 100m to boost local potato production

A potato market in Nairobi

Following the recent KFC controversy, the Kenyan government has now set aside KE 100m to boost local potato production. Agriculture CS, Peter Munya, has clarified that the state, through the ministry of agriculture, will be working closely with farmers in three major potato-producing counties –Marakwet, Meru, and Nyandarua to improve the production of potatoes to …

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Heavy downpour kills thousands of sheep and goats in Marsabit County

Carcasses of sheep and goats strewn on the grazing fields in Ndare, Bulluk and Chalbi Ndogo areas in North Horr sub-county on January 18, 2021 following the heavy rains.

Livestock farmers in Marsabit County are now counting losses after floods caused by Monday’s heavy downpour kills thousands of their sheep and goats. Carcasses of sheep and goats were seen lying on grazing fields located at North Horr sub-county. In a phone interview with the nation, Silvester Mwangulu, the area’s Deputy County Commission reported that …

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“We cannot buy Kenyan potatoes,” says KFC

No to Kenyan potatoes

The American fast-food restaurant chain, KFC, which also operates in Kenya, recently hit the headlines after announcing that they cannot buy Kenyan Potatoes. In an interview with Business Daily, Jacques Theunissen, the CEO of KFC East Africa, explained that their store ran out of stock due to a disruption on the potatoes supply chain caused …

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Top 22 financial institutions offering agribusiness loans to farmers in Kenya

Agribusiness Loans In Kenya

Access to starting capital is a major issue for many Kenyan youths who want to venture into farming. The problem is not that Kenyan banks do not offer farm finance (agribusiness loans or agri-loans). In fact, a good percent of banks and other financial institutions in Kenya have at least one type of farm loan. …

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How parents and teachers discourage youth agripreneurship in Kenya


Active youth participation in agriculture is crucial for optimal utilization of young peoples’ potential in contributing to the agribusiness goals of employment and wealth creation, increasing income generation, and achieving food and nutrition security in the country. However, numerous obstacles stand in the way to successful youth agripreneurship in Kenya. Among the most important of …

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Limited access to affordable financial services impacting youth participation in agribusiness in Kenya

Adequate agribusiness financing encourages young peoples' entry into agriculture

Poor financing makes it hard for young people to enter into agribusiness and commercialize their new agricultural ventures. In fact, the majority of youth in agriculture today raised capital through their personal savings or via family contributions having failed to secure long-term funding from banks. At the same time, the bureaucracies associated with rare financial …

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Top 10 obstacles to successful youth agripreneurship in Kenya


Kenya is facing an ever-rising need to invest in agriculture. This trend is driven by numerous factors including the growing demand for food by the country’s increasing population. But Kenya isn’t alone. According to The World Bank’s estimates, the global demand for food will grow by 70% by 2050. On the other hand, Food and …

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