Youth in Agribusiness-as-Ward Extension Agents 2020

THE “YAWEAs” INITIATIVE DEC 2019 – DEC 2020

SCALING YOUTH EMPLOYABILITY | SCALING FOOD SECURITY, SAFETY & NUTRITION IN KENYA

Download YAWEAs Membership Registration Form (FINAL) PDF Here

PART A: WHAT IS THE INITIATIVE ALL ABOUT?

Innovative Academic Placement Solutions [INAPS], in partnership with key stakeholders from Agriculture Sector, spread across respective County Government Ministries, Development Agents, the Industry [Private Sector & Civil Society Organizations], Academia [Universities, Colleges, Institutes, Secondary and Primary Schools] are in the period, December 2019-December 2020, supporting 3000 Youth [18-35 years] in Samburu West Constituency, Samburu County to undertake Profitable Agribusiness Ventures through offering 12 months of intense sub sector training, equipment and agribusiness aid support and are in return expected to voluntarily offer extension services to 3000 arid and semi-arid farmers [crop producers and pastoralists] in Samburu West Constituency. Each youth is expected to be accountable [agriculture extension-wise] to 1 farmer throughout the 1-year of the pilot phase by offering extension services at their level of enablement, respectively. At least 5 wards are being considered for this initiative.

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Upon successful implementation of the pilot, the initiative will be up scaled to Samburu East and Samburu North in addition to another 13 counties identified for this initiative 2021-2022. Activities and Sub sectors being supported are as follows:

  1. Attachment, internships and job placements for interested youth in different sub sectors
  2. Crop Production;
  3. Agroforestry Establishment (Woodlots);
  4. Poultry Keeping
  5. Ornamental Birds Rearing;
  6. Beekeeping;

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  7. Rabbit Rearing;
  8. Insect Growing
  9. Fruit Farming;
  10. Pasture & Fodder Production and Management;
  11. Veterinary & Paravet Services (AI);
  12. Uniform & Garment Making [Assorted]
  13. Talent Building [Football/Basketball/Gymnasium, Art, Music, etc]

PART B: WHAT IS THE GOAL OF THE INITIATIVE?

The initiative seeks to ‘birth’ a ‘breed’ of Hands-On Competent Youth in the 21st century who opt to innovate in agribusiness ventures while at the same time voluntarily providing the much-needed agriculture extension services to small holder crop and livestock farmers at Ward level; being a far better option as compared to ‘migrating’ to urban centers for ‘white’ collar jobs that generally take slightly longer to come by. This innovation aims to reduce youth unemployment to a great extent while increasing food security, food safety and nutrition at County level.

PART C: HOW CAN I BECOME PART OF THE 3000 YOUTH?

Download Membership Registration Form (FINAL) PDF, fill and submit duly-filled form through inapsplatform@gmail.com or emma@inaps.co.ke. You can also provide the hard copy duly filled membership form to Ward Recruitment Coordinators located at designated stations of each ward.  Call: +254 (0) 714 67 96 14 for designated locations in Samburu County and/or for further enquires.

PART D: HOW CAN I SPONSOR A SAMBURU YOUTH TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM?

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You will note that some youth would be very much willing to take part in the program but are constraint in meeting their membership fee. You can support one or so Samburu Youth to participate in the 1-year program by submitting their membership registration fee as follows [See payment details under Part H below]: Degree completed Youth – KES. 2000/-

  • Diploma completed Youth– KES. 1500/ –
  • Technical Certificate completed Youth – KES. 1000/-
  • Secondary Certificate completed Youth– KES. 1000/-
  • Primary and below/non-formally schooled Youth [above 18 years of age] – KES. 500/-

PART E: HOW DO I KEEP TRACK OF MY SUPPORTED YOUTH’S PERFORMANCE?

To keep track of the performance of the youth that you supported [from baseline status to summative report] throughout the entire 2020 pilot, send us an email on emma@inaps.co.ke cc. inapsplatform@gmail.com and let us know if you would like us to update you on:

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  1. Membership Registration Codes [MRCs] of the youth that you selected to support to enable you log in to his/her performance window.
  2. If you would wish to receive monthly reports of the youth that you sponsored.
  1. If you would wish to offer direct mentor-ship [verbal or online] to your sponsored youth.
  2. If you would wish to attend graduation cum meet & greet of the youth you sponsored at the end of the pilot phase [Nov 2020].

PART F: WHEN DOES THE INITIATIVE BEGIN AFTER MY REGISTRATION?

The project starts in December 2019 – with recruitment of 3000 youth. Upon payment of your membership fees, you will receive a Member Identification Card that contains your MRC in addition to reference materials. If you are a group coordinator, you will in addition receive an android phone that will enable constant reporting on the group’s activities. Total number of group coordinators are 10, serving 20 groups of 30 members each per ward. In total 100 groups will take part in the initiative between Dec 2019-Dec 2020 spread out across 5 wards of Samburu West Constituency.

PART G: MONTH BY MONTH ORDER OF INITIATIVE PILOT ACTIVITIES

  • January 2019: Baseline Survey in the 5 wards to involve 1500 youth.
  • February 2019:  Group Formation and Member Identification Card and training materials provision at ward level [20 groups of 30 members each clustered as per area of interest, e.g. 30 members in Bee Keeping in one group, etc.]
  • March 2019:   Sub sector training, orientation and induction of all the 3000 youth
  • April 2019: Equipment and other agribusiness aids provision to designated individuals and groups, e.g. provision of langstroth hives, poultry incubators, etc.
  • May – June 2019: Agribusiness pretesting and implementation cum continuous training
  • June 2019: Greening Samburu 4 Greener ASALs campaign [Tree Planting & Management]
  • July – Aug 2019: Youth/Farmer selection and match up/farmer introductions and training and Project Mid-Year review
  • September 2019: Sub sector activities continuity cum 2nd level training
  • October 2019: Youth exchange visits cum exposure trips
  • November 2019: Youth in Agribusiness Ambassadors Award [YAGRI] Competition
  • December 2019: Project Summative Evaluation, Wrap Up and Way forward

PART H: MEMBERSHIP & YOUTH ACTIVITIES SUPPORT PAYABLE THROUGH:

  • Bank: National Bank of Kenya
  • Branch: Moi Avenue
  • Account Name: Innovative Academic Placement Solutions
  • Account Number: 010 2021 670 1500
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OR THROUGH:

MPESA Payment

  • Pay bill: No. 625 625
  • Account Number: 010 2021 670 1500
  • Bank: National Bank of Kenya

 

 

 

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