Value Addition by Popping

An innovative youth group in Kenya have come up with a solution for adding value to rather under-valued indigenous food crops. Matayos Self-Help Youth Group from in Busia, western Kenya, together with an engineers from Japan ,Hideki Ishigaki from the Kaplong Youth Polytechnic have developed a pop corn machine only that the catch is that it can pop more than just maize but Continue reading

Challenges facing Youth in Agriculture

  1. Middlemen

Brokers aka middlemen remain to be the main bottle neck as far agriculture in Kenya is concerned. From those at the Nairobi Coffee Exchange or the transporters from the farm gates, inefficient value chains have been the biggest problems faced by farmers in Kenya especially the youth who own very little land or no land at all Continue reading

The Agriculture Investment Case

Agriculture in Kenya is not usually thought of as an investment but as an occupation of the rural folk mostly the old. Many youths from rural and urban backgrounds shun this way of life and opt to flock the city to look for white collar jobs which are not there. Furthermore, our universities and places of higher education do not promote agriculture, instead they prepare students to be job seeker and not job creators. Continue reading