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December 5th, 2018 / Daily Nation, Kenya

Agriculture directly contributes 24 per cent of the annual Kenyan GDP and 27 per cent indirectly.

Apprenticeship would give young people a unique opportunity to earn while as they learn.

Lack of an apprenticeship policy has had adverse impacts on young people interested in agriculture.

The Centre for African Bio-Entrepreneurship has proposed an apprenticeship policy framework on youth employment-creation in agriculture and agro-processing.

The plan proposes a greater variety in the level of apprenticeship offered and addresses outdated perceptions.

Agriculture apprenticeship would provide Kenyan youth with skills in different areas.

The system would also reduce social inequalities as it would dismantle the default practice of offering unpaid informal work experience to young people. Read more