6 October 2020, Limuru Kenya - Alex Kiheru, a member of FAO trained group of youth Achievers Youth Disabled Group and his wife harvest local vegetables to sell them in the local market at a farm in Limuru, Kiambu County, Kenya on October 6, 2020. Alex Kiheru is a young disabled man who works as a farmer.
FAO Kenya has designed the project Rural Youth
Migration, Social Protection & Local Value Chain Development to address the root causes of rural youth out-migration by creating more and improved employment and entrepreneurship opportunities in agri-business. The project, which is being implemented in Kiambu County, focuses on creating alternatives to migration for youth by strengthening their entrepreneurial skills and promoting adopting of good agricultural practices for increased productivity and profitability; while also harnessing the potential of migration and social protection for value chains and agriculture development through remittances and productive investments in agriculture.