The Rain-forest Alliance has set up an incubation center to educate the youth on new agricultural technologies they can adopt to make money. Paul Orangi, the alliance’s country director, said through the program dubbed ‘Future Farmers’, they have established a demonstration farm in Kirinyaga county.
“We want to demonstrate to the youth that they can use the technology in farming activities to make quick money by growing, for example, vegetables, mushrooms, and keeping black soldier fly which is used as a protein ingredient in animal feeds,” he said.
KTDA Foundation program coordinator, Elizabeth Njenga, said alongside Rain-forest Alliance, GIZ, and Kenya Climate Innovation Centre (KCIC), they were keen on supporting the next generation of tea farmers and their households.
Njega disclosed that alongside Unilever, GIZ, KTDA Foundation are supporting various youth and women groups through business entrepreneurship training as well as supporting different value chains. “We want to scale it up by identifying more ideas and partners for scalability purposes,” she said. She made the remarks at the University of Kabianga during a Symposium dubbed “Future of Youth in Green Entrepreneurship.”
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