youth applications received and funded
bootcamps and validations conducted
businesses and agripreneurs trained
The Empowering Novel Agri-Business-Led Employment for Youth in Uganda’s Agriculture (ENABLE Youth Uganda) Program is being piloted in Uganda by the African Development Bank (AfDB) with support from the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) under the umbrella of the Farm Income Enhancement and Forest Conservation Program Phase 2 (FIEFOC 2)
ENABLE Youth is a generalized program concept developed by the Bank’s Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department (OSAN) to focus on young entrepreneurs in the agricultural sector and promote the start-up and growth of youth-led agro-enterprises in multiple RMCs.
It aims at creating opportunities for young ‘agri-entrepreneurs’ to upgrade technical skills, adopt innovative agricultural business management practices and access expansion capital with a flexible program design that can be adapted to match conditions in each country.
ENABLE Youth Uganda is a pilot initiative of the ENABLE Youth Program. It is being tested and implemented within the Agribusiness Development Component of FIEFOC 2 and financed jointly by the Bank and NDF with an emphasis on specific themes to complement the delivery and sustainability of FIEFOC 2, notably, natural resources management, climate resilience, and climate-smart agriculture.