The youth are a significant demographic of Africa’s population and are an endearing workforce to contribute to the economic development of the continent.
Africa has the largest tracts of arable land, suitable for farming. However, the sector is yet to fully exploit the potential of the youth and it remains largely unattractive for this demographic. The situation is intensified by the perception of agriculture as a career of last resort, and with low monetary returns. Majority of those engaged in agricultural activities are aged between 50 and 65 years and still predominantly practice traditional and subsistence farming practices.
Strathmore Business School in partnership with AGCO Africa launched a Training Program for Africa’s Junior Management for Agricultural Value Chains. The pilot training program will target youth in Africa who will get exposure in three African countries where AGCO has a presence.
In developing the program, SBS will also partner with Harper Adams University in the UK and The Bridge Africa in Kenya. Youth with an interest in agriculture will spend two years earning a practical academic credential and gain associated work experience with an immediate opportunity to work at AGCO or within the value chains it serves.
The program will commence in the first quarter of 2018. For more information on the program, contact Njoki Kiagiri on firstname.lastname@example.org.To express interest, kindly register through the following link