Africa invests in youth employment for food and nutrition security in Eastern Africa / The Africa Solidarity Trust Fund (ASTF) project for Eastern Africa kicks off
EMBU, Kenya, November 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Food and Agriculture Organization in collaboration with the Governments of Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda launched yesterday the Eastern Africa project ‘Promoting Nutrition Sensitive Agricultural Diversification to Fight malnutrition and Enhance Youth employment Opportunities in Eastern Africa’.
The Kenyan Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries endorsed the project’s commitment to engaging the youth in aquaculture and poultry production in order to boost market opportunities emphasizing that it is important to facilitate access to markets and to enhance the capacity of young producers in marketing and agribusiness skills.
The project benefits four countries in Eastern Africa: Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda and the USD 4 million project is already in implementation in the…
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