Innovative solutions to youth unemployment
Four University students have innovated a solution to youth unemployment . The innovation will reduce post-harvest losses for vegetable and fruit farmers to 1-2% by utilizing an automatic solar-powered refrigeration system before, during and after harvesting.
The initial phase of this project will be rolled out in Loitoktok, Kajiado County on 100 five acre French bean farms. A rough estimate of 80,000 jobs will created with gross margins of Ksh.16, 530 per acre expected to be made.
This project will go a long way in enabling the Big Four Agenda by creating jobs not only in Loitotoktok but all over Kenya once it’s replicated in different counties. Food security especially in arid and semi-arid areas will also be enhanced.