Deadline: 23rd December, 2020
The European Union, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (Danida), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC) launched the AgriBiz Programme on March 6th 2020 meant to stimulate the growth of women and youth-owned enterprises in the agribusiness sector.
Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC) Vijana na AgriBiz Competition 2020 for kenya Youths Target Group
Vijana na AgriBiz Competition targets Kenya youth with innovative ideas in agribusiness
and who are willing to show them to the world as well as to actualize them from just
ideation to commercialization.
2,400 women and youth-led agribusinesses to create over 17,000 job opportunities
along agricultural value chains.
The objectives of this competition include:
1. Fostering innovation in agricultural practices and in agribusinesses;
2. Building the capacity of local entrepreneurs especially the youth;
3. Promoting an innovative entrepreneurial culture in agribusiness;
4. Enhancing local and international awareness of the innovative practices;
5. Creating market linkages and offer opportunities for scaling up; and
6. Identifying and supporting high – growth entrepreneurs like to spur economic
The competition will culminate with awarding the top three finalists with cash
prices as follows;
a. Second Runners Up- Ksh. 500,000
b. First Runners Up- Ksh. 750,000
c. Winner- Ksh. 1,000,000
How To Apply
Vijana na AgriBiz Competition invites interested youth with innovative agribusiness ideas.
Participants will enter the competition by submitting their agribusiness idea through
an online tool that will be made available on agribiz.kenyacic.org. Submissions will
be accepted from across the country and the applications will be evaluated on a
1. Competition Launch: Once the competition is launched, the call for
applications will be broadcasted. The launch will be planned in several stages to
ensure that all potential participants have access to information about the
competition and thus an opportunity to participate. The channels used to publicise
the launch and the call for applications will be aligned to the target audience of
2. Submission of applications: Application templates and procedures will
effectively communicate to the participants what they are signing up for and the
expectations at each stage of the competition. The communication will clearly
disclose the prizes to manage expectations right at inception. An online based
application process will be utilised and will be simple and easy to use to ensure the
applicants have a clear understanding of all the factors that must be considered
for their application to be considered and successful.
3. Selection of participants (Preliminaries – Elimination zone): After the country
wide call for application. Participants will be selected from all over the country and
the shortlisted cases will be pitching to the jury where 20 companies will be selected
to undergo the 2-day bootcamp training, with a focus on regional representation.
There will be scoresheets for all submissions and shortlist of 20 businesses to
participate in boot camp.