IDS Policy Briefing;158

Stimulating Agribusiness Entrepreneurship to Solve Youth Unemployment in Kenya

Published on 1 December 2018

More than one million Kenyan youth enter the labour market every year, yet many young people struggle to find jobs in the manufacturing and service sectors. Currently, the transition rate from secondary to further education is very low and means many young people are leaving school with only basic education and skills.

With approximately 75 per cent of the population living in rural areas, agriculture plays a vital role in Kenya’s economy and has scope to provide jobs for unemployed youth. This IDS Policy Briefing analyses the potential of agribusiness to address youth unemployment in Kenya and calls for increased collaboration between agribusiness owners, government, and educationalists through entrepreneurship development.

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Muchira, J. (2018) 'Stimulating Agribusiness Entrepreneurship to Solve Youth Unemployment in Kenya', IDS Policy Briefing 158, Brighton: IDS

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