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Agribusiness is the answer to youth unemployment in Kenya

With the increase rate of unemployment levels among the youth in the country, farming will be the best option to venture in. Farming provides the youth a viable way to earn success by creating a pool of employment.  Agriculture is not yet explored fully and needs young brain power to do research and ensure modern techniques are utilized in production. Today, climate change and the growing demand for nutritious food need fresh innovative ideas and renewed knowledge to explore ICT in agriculture.

Young people perceive farming as dirty work meant for the less educated and that it is unprofitable and unable to support their livelihood compared to white collar jobs, but on the contrary they miss out on many opportunities as agriculture, if well explored and managed, will result to huge profits realized.

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Youths need to believe in themselves by changing their attitude toward farming and seeing the bigger picture. Farming has enormous potential for eradicating poverty which needs youthful energy and passionate team players. Since Kenya has enough land, young entrepreneurs should be encouraged to do farming as untapped resource for development.

The government should therefore encourage the youth by creating an ample environment for agriculture through providing training facilities to sensitize and empower them. They should also make it easy for them to acquire credit facilities to start up agricultural enterprises and expand markets for primary and secondary agricultural commodities. In addition, those already engaged in agriculture should be encouraged and honoured so that the others will see the need to venture into agriculture through motivation.

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3 comments

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  2. I am an agribusiness undergraduate in egerton.
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