“Transforming Ecosystems for Jobs in Agriculture through Technology and Innovation”


The TWP TEJATI, or Technical Working Party for Transforming Ecosystems for Jobs in Agriculture through Technology and Innovation, represents a dynamic team of 45 Expert Volunteers. Comprising individuals from diverse sectors, including Relevant Ministries, the private sector, academia, philanthropy, social work, psychology, farming, youth, development partners, and agritech experts, this collaborative effort is a cornerstone in revolutionizing the agricultural landscape.

Operating under the auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture & Livestock Development, the TWP TEJATI is not just a group; it’s an innovation powerhouse that envisions a paradigm shift in strategy. The team strategically navigates the intricacies of co-creating jobs by transforming ecosystems. Their primary goal is to stimulate creative thinking and engage stakeholders across Kenya’s 47 counties, specifically focusing on generating employment opportunities for Youth, Women, and Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) along agriculture value chains.

As a pivotal initiative linked to the Agritech Kenya County Fair, the TWP TEJATI works seamlessly with the event, held county to county. The proposals, findings, and recommendations crafted by these experts serve as a catalyst for change within the agricultural job space. Envisioned outcomes include the generation of at least 10,000 new jobs per county for Youth, Women, and PWDs in agriculture. The collaborative efforts of TWP TEJATI align with the broader vision of the Agritech County Fair—driving innovation, sustainability, and inclusivity across Kenya’s agricultural sector.

Expected Output: 470,000 Newly Co-Created Jobs along Crops and Livestock Value Chains

Food Crops: 18 Value Chains

Livestock: Meat, Hide, Skins, and Fodder

Focus Counties: 13 (Phase One)

[Technical Working Party is an ‘Outfit of the Agritech Kenya County Fair 2024 – 2027]

Embedded within the Ministry of agriculture & Livestock Development under the State Department of Agriculture
actualizing Pillar 6 of the “Comprehensive Implementation Framework for Increasing Food

Production in Kenya” CIFIFP (K)

Which is: THE 5K – ‘Kazi Kamilifu Kupitia Kilimo Kenya’


Realign the ecosystems that empower Youth to Acquire Sustainable Jobs along Agriculture Value Chains

Discover the transformative initiative of TWP TEJATI, working tirelessly to reshape ecosystems for sustainable youth employment in agriculture. With expertise spanning diverse sectors, our team pioneers innovative strategies, aiming to generate over 10,000 new jobs per county through the Agritech Kenya County Fair. Explore the future of agricultural empowerment, where technology and innovation converge to create opportunities for youth, women, and persons with disabilities along the agricultural value chains.

Key Components:

1.0: Generating ‘Work Points’ Along Agriculture Value Chains for Youth

  • 1.1: Define Youth in the Context of Agritech Kenya County Fairs 2024-2027
  • 1.2: Establish guiding principles for creation of sustainable employment that contributes to
    the overall growth of the agricultural sector 1 .
  • 1.3: Investigate and map out specific agricultural food and cash crops suited to agroecological zones of 10/47 targeted Pilot Counties. (ref: ASTGS, etc.)
  • 1.4: Explore and identify agricultural value chains within a select of each of the 13/18 food and cash crops identified in 1.3 that can generate meaningful work for youth. (Refer to
    Addendum A for furtherance guide into actualizing 1:2).
  • 1.5: Conduct a thorough analysis of agricultural value chains in target counties to identify
    high-potential sectors for youth engagement.
  • 1.6: Develop a value chain catchment approach framework to ensure that youth are
    strategically integrated into the identified value chains at production, processing, marketing/logistics levels.
  • 1.7: Identify key sectors within these value chains that have the potential to provide significant employment opportunities for youth.
  • 1.8: Establish micro-qualification programs to equip youth with specific skills needed to
    successfully undertake their roles within identified value chains as ‘Progressive Agripreneurs’.

Key Components:

2.0: Wage Employment for Youth:

  • 2.1: Develop and implement strategies to ensure that youth engaged in agricultural activities receive fair wages and benefits.
  • 2.2: Propose and implement mechanisms that guarantee equitable income distribution along the value chains for Youth.

Key Components:

3.0: Youth Integration into local, regional and international Market Systems:

  • 3.1: Collaborate with the market system players to enhance connectivity between producers and markets involving for young Agripreneurs.
  • 3.2: Establish and identify the ‘place for youth’ within functional market system channels.
  • 3.3: Identify deterrents to market access by youth engaged in agricultural activities and
    propose implementable solutions.

Key Components:

4.0: Youth Public Employment Opportunities:

  • 4.1:Establish challenges associated with internships within the public sector for youth in agriculture and provide workable solutions that culminate to sustainable jobs through
  • 4.2: Work in collaboration with the National Team on Employment to create public employment opportunities specifically tailored for youth in the agricultural sector.
  • 4.3: Advocate for and propose a clear roadmap for the institutionalization of concepts and ideas related to youth employment in agriculture at both local and national levels.
  • 4.4: Align youth programs, projects and/or initiatives with the African Youth Employment Strategy to leverage regional support and resources.

Key Components:

5.0: Work Conditions:

  • 5.1: Identify challenges associated with and propose workable solutions for unfavorable
    working conditions for youth involved in agriculture.
  • 5.2: identify areas of and advocate for a review on policies and guidelines to improve safety, health, and overall well-being in the workplace for youth in agriculture.
  • 5.3: Propose a solid roadmap that seeks to align strategies and policies with national
    employment goals.

Key Components:

6.0: Social Protection for Young Farmers:

  • 6.1: Scale up and/or implement social protection programs to safeguard the economic
    interests and well-being of young farmers.
  • 6.2: Explore and implement insurance schemes and safety nets to mitigate risks
    associated with agricultural activities. Extend health and social insurance programs to

Key Components:

7.0: Skills Link:

  • 7.1: Establish linkages between Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVETs) institutions and the specific skill requirements of the identified agricultural value
  • 7.2: Promote the integration of homegrown solutions within Technical and Vocational Education and Training programs to address the specific needs of the agricultural sector.