By George Munene
Heifer International, a multinational nonprofit that seeks to end hunger and poverty by investing in farmers is looking to train young dairy, poultry, or livestock farmers helping them start or grow their own agribusinesses.
The program run jointly with leading digital microlearning platform Kuza Biashara is looking to promote youth agripreneurship and will offer participants incubator support that will train them on best practices in dairy, poultry, or livestock production. Trainees will further be linked to markets and service providers enabling them to grow their businesses.
Dubbed, Heifer’s Digital Field Force program, it will take in applicants aged 25-45 from Elgeyo Marakwet, Embu, Homabay, Kisumu, Meru, Migori, Nandi, Siaya, Tharka Nithi, Trans Nzoia, and Uasin Gishu counties.
“Heifer is looking to catalyze ground-up engagement of the youth in agriculture. This initiative will foster the application of digital technology in agriculture, delivering solutions that address challenges faced by smallholders at scale, ” said Adesuwa Ifedi, Senior VP Heifer Africa.
Applicants must have at least two years of prior experience in agriculture or agribusiness and have strong prior experience in community mobilisation and training of farmers.
The program is being pioneered in Kenya before expanding to the rest of Africa.
Heifer International Kenya has been working with Kenyan farmers since 1981 providing supporting over 682,000 families across the dairy, poultry, and beef value chains.
Apply here: Heifer’s Digital Field Force program