Agricycle Global, Inc.

Objective(s) of the engagement

The primary objective of this partnership is to provide capacity development for youth in Eastern Africa (Kenya and Uganda) on fruit and vegetable value chain development. This includes training on food safety, food processing, and the value addition of products that would have otherwise gone to waste. The partnership will entail promotion, development, and documentation of youth empowerment business models, including transfer of knowledge, skills for adoption of technologies and equipment for fruit and vegetable drying, and connection to global markets. The partners will enhance learning and documentation of best practices, generate and share knowledge, and work to mobilize resources to finance future activities targeted at youth in agribusiness and value chain development.

Thematic area of partnership
Production, Nutrition, Environment, Life
Africa, Kenya, Uganda
Engagement Mechanisms
Capacity development, Resource Mobilization, Technical cooperation, Innovation
Progress to date
  • The partners have supported youth agripreneurs in fruits and vegetables value chains (particularly mango) in Kenya, with Agricycle helping agripreneurs to export their products to US markets while FAO Kenya provides fruit dryers and capacity development.
  • 205 agripreneurs and young producers in Siaya county of Kenya have been connected to a global market for dried mangoes; participation is nearly equally split between young men and women agripreneurs, 40 of whom are youth with disabilities.

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Country of registry
United States of America
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