Training for Young Agricultural Entrepreneurs

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Training for Young Agricultural Entrepreneurs:

Young Professionals in agriculture research and Development (YPARD) in collaboration with the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) are hosting a five days training workshop in geographic information system GIS/GPS for young unemployed and underemployed agricultural professionals in Kenya.

The “Mapping Training for Young Agricultural Entrepreneurs in Kenya” workshop will be held during 29th August – 2nd September at Y.M.C.A, Nairobi.

Target Group

This training is targeted at motivated youths (under 40 years of age) who have a background in agriculture or agriculture related fields.

The training program is open only to residents of Kenya.

Training

The GIS/GPS training will focus on providing a marketable skill that can be of use to research organizations, Universities, NGOs, farmers, farming cooperatives etc.

In addition to GIS, the youth will receive training in business plan development and entrepreneurship which will equip them to source for consultancy opportunities in the agricultural sector.

Delivery

The training will use Java Open Street software that is easy to use and free to access.

On completing this training, the youth will be expected to apply GIS skills in the fields of agriculture and rural development and provide value added services to clients.

The services envisioned include: mapping crops, pests, diseases and land use as well as agricultural value chains and infrastructure that could help agricultural entrepreneurs to prospective clients wherever possible.

For more scholarship information and application: Training for Young Agricultural Entrepreneurs

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