Agribusiness support

INTRODUCTION

ICL through the quadra helix model will bring together the stakeholders from government, the business community, the academia and other CSOs to look at issues that will foster the creation of an enabling agribusiness environment, within the community.
Focus Areas:
  1. The agribusiness policy
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The agribusiness sector can play a key role in realising Kenya's 2030 vision of annual economic growth rates of 10 percent . With an enabling environment, the sector will deliver wealth creation, job creation and food security within national borders, even in a context of rapidly changing climate and environmental degradation. Importantly, it will feed from and deliver to Kenya's other economic sectors, in a virtuous circle.



Been able to bring key players together to discuss issues of agribusiness in the county- we can use the sunflower case study and the letters from the county government extension workers.
  1. Working with the various county governments to enhance policies that support agribusiness
  2. Dissemination and simplification of relevant agribusiness legislation to the farmers

To Increase the Life Chances for Marginalized girls in Kenya

Introduction:

The Girls' Education Challenge (GEC) seeks to help up to 1 million of the world's poorest girls improve their lives through education. According to a baseline Survey conducted by ICL in three counties (Meru, Mombasa and Laikipia Counties) ,one of the main barrier to girls attending and completing a full cycle of education is inability for the parents to pay school fees on time. This because most of these parents live on less than a dollar a day and hence cannot afford to pay and keep the girl in School and hence one of the intervention is geared towards economically empowering the parents to begin and run profitable enterprises that generate adequate income that enable them to pay school fees for the girls.

Project Goal: 10, 170 marginalized girls in Kenya able to complete full cycle of education and demonstrate learning.

Overall Objective: To strengthen target communities to develop mechanisms that encourage girls to attend and stay in school

Specific Objective

  1. To equip parents with entrepreneurship skills
  2. To support parents to start and run successful business enterprises
  3. Link the parents to finances for startup capital and quality farming inputs
  4. Link the parents to markets for their produce

Achievements:

  1. 3,000 parents trained on economic empowerment. Several parents already recording improvements in payments of school fees due to increased business as a result of entrepreneurship skills training from the project.
  2. 300 households supported to develop Family development plans to increase their household income
  3. 50 parents established commercial sunflower production in Laikipia County
  4. Over 500 parents supported to start small business enterprises in Mombasa County

Scope:

  1. Mombasa County
  2. Laikipia County
  3. Meru County
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