Digital business training: a GAME-changer for young agripreneurs
The Cultivate Africa’s Future Fund (CultiAF) is a ten-year, CA$35 million partnership (AUD$37 million) between IDRC and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). CultiAF funds applied research aimed at improving food security, resilience, and gender equality across Eastern and Southern Africa.
In Kenya, young people aged 18 to 34 years account for 29% of the population and play an important part in the country’s economic growth and transformation agenda. However, 70-80% of youth-established businesses fail within the first two years. To support entrepreneurs to create sustainable and profitable enterprises, the United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa) hosts a business training and mentorship program that also links young people to financial institutions for loans to grow or enhance their businesses.