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Vijana na AgriBiz Competition 2023 Application for Kenyans

Vijana na AgriBiz Competition 2023 Application for Kenyans

#VijanaNAAgriBiz competition is open! targets youth across the 47 counties with innovative ideas in Agri biz to actualize them from ideation to actualization and finally commercialization. Stand a Chance to win 1 MIllion
Call for Applications – Vijana na AgriBiz Competition, the agribusiness ideas competition.
 
APPLICATION GUIDELINES


This is a national call for applications.
Applicants from all 47 counties are encouraged to apply. The deadline for submission of applications is 15th September, 2023

Introduction and general overview of the competition

The European Union, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (Danida) 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. The programme is projected to cost Kshs. 5.1 billion and will support 2,400 women and youth-led agribusinesses to create over 20,000 job opportunities along agricultural value chains.It is envisioned that this programme will unlock the potential agribusiness and value chain actors while contributing to increased smallholder production and household incomes. Improved agricultural production will have a positive ripple effect on Food Security, one of the pillars of the Big Four Action Plan being implemented by the Government of Kenya.

The AgriBiz Programme launched the Vijana na AgriBiz Competition in 2020 executed by KCIC. The 2023 edition of the competition will open on 14th August, 2023 with a call for applications to run until 15th September, 2023.  Thereafter, evaluation of the applications will be done and responses to the applicants will be communicated by KCIC by 2nd October, 2023. KCIC will offer successful applicants a confirmation email which they will be required to acknowledge.

Vijana na AgriBiz Competition targets youth with innovative ideas in agribusiness and who are willing to show them to the world as well as to actualize them from ideation to actualization and finally commercialization. The competition will address key challenges that hinder youth from tapping into the immense potential in the agricultural sector. The competition will equally support the full spectrum of the value chain from agricultural inputs and producers, to suppliers for end consumers in conventional agriculture, fisheries and livestock.

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 growth.This 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 per hub. The applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis.

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 publicize the launch and the call for applications will be aligned to the target audience of youth.

2. Submission of applications: Applications will be submitted at the county level under the 8 KCIC Regional hubs. 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 utilized 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 as successful.

3. Selection of participants (Preliminaries – Elimination zone): After the country wide call for application.
Participants will be selected from all over the country. 5 shortlisted cases from each KCIC incubation hub will be will be selected and undergo a 3-day county virtual boot-camp and pitch to the jury. Thereafter, 3 successful applicants from each incubation hub will be selected by a panel of judges to proceed  for a national physical boot-camp.

4. Semi-Finals – The 24 applicants from the 8 hubs will pitch at the national boot-camp to select top 10 applicants who will proceed to the final competitions. These 10 participants will be absorbed in the AgriBiz Program, Year 5.

5.   The competition will culminate with awarding the top three finalists with Proof of Concept grant tickets as follows;

a. Second Runners Up – Kshs. 500,000
b. First Runners Up – Kshs. 750,000
c. Winner – Kshs. 1,000,000


Benefits to the contestants

Applications will be encouraged for all idea stages irrespective of how young or ambitious it is. The shortlisted contestants in this competition will be enrolled for a boot-camp and coaching sessions which will proffer them with the following benefits:

• KCIC will support the contestants fast track their idea into a profitable agribusiness and bypass all possible pitfalls along the way.
• Contestants will learn how to raise financing for their ideas.
• Contestants will get an opportunity to pitch during the county qualifiers, semi-finals and finals of the competition.

Vijana na AgriBiz Competition 2023 Application for Kenyans Selection criteria

The following will be considered when reviewing the applications:
1. Entrepreneurial spirit and self-drive
2. Business or market potential
3. Innovation and technological potential
4. Feasibility and viability of the agribusiness idea
5. Job creation and social impact
6. Team capacity
7. Impact: Social and EnvironmentalKindly visit agribiz.kenyacic.org for a detailed copy of the application guidelines.

MAELEZO KWA KISWAHILI
TARATIBU ZA USHIRIKI WA MASHINDANO

Mashindano haya ni ya kitaifa.
Vijana kutoka kaunti zote 47 wanahimizwa kuomba. Mwisho wa kuwasilisha maombi kabla tarehe 15 Septemba, 2023.

1.0 Utangulizi na muhtasari wa jumla wa mashindano haya
Jumuiya ya Ulaya, Wizara ya Mambo ya nje ya Denmark (Danida) na Kituo cha Ubunifu wa Hali ya Hewa cha Kenya (KCIC) kilizindua mpango wa AgriBiz mnamo Machi 6, 2020, unaokusudiwa kuhamasisha ukuaji wa biashara za wanawake na vijana katika sekta ya biashara ya kilimo. Mpango huo unakadiriwa kugharimu Kshs bilioni 5.1 na utasaidia wanawake na vijana 2,400 kuunda nafasi za kazi zaidi ya 20,000 pamoja na minyororo ya thamani ya kilimo.

Inakusudiwa kuwa mpango huu utafungua biashara na kuchangia kuongezeka kwa uzalishaji wa mapato ya kaya. Uzalishaji ulioboreshwa wa kilimo utakuwa na athari nzuri kwa Usalama wa Chakula, moja ya nguzo ya Mpango Mkuu wa Utekelezaji wa Big Four unaotekelezwa na Serikali ya Kenya.

Mpango wa AgriBiz ulizindua Shindano la Vijana na AgriBiz mwaka wa 2020 lililotekelezwa na KCIC. Toleo la 2023 la shindano litafunguliwa tarehe 14 Agosti, 2023 kwa wito wa maombi kutekelezwa hadi tarehe 15 Septemba, 2023. Baadaye, tathmini ya maombi itafanywa na majibu kwa waombaji yatawasilishwa na KCIC kufikia tarehe 2 Oktoba, 2023. KCIC itawapa waombaji waliofaulu barua pepe ya uthibitisho ambayo watahitajika kukiri.

Ushindani wa Vijana na AgriBiz unalenga vijana na maoni/mawazo ya ubunifu katika biashara ya kilimo na vajana ambao wako tayari kuonyesha kwa ulimwengu na pia kuboresha maoni/mawazo haya yawe biashara kamilifu. Ushindani huo utashughulikia changamoto muhimu zinazowazuia vijana kutokuwa na uwezo mkubwa katika sekta ya kilimo. Ushindani utasaidia sawa wigo kamili wa mnyororo wa thamani kutoka kwa pembejeo za kilimo na wazalishaji, kwa wauzaji kwa watumiaji wa mwisho katika kilimo cha kawaida, uvuvi, mifugo na mengineyo.

Malengo ya mashindano haya ni pamoja na:
1. Kukuza ubunifu katika mazoea ya kilimo na biashara za kilimo;
2. Kuwajengea uwezo wajasiriamali wa ndani haswa vijana;
3. Kukuza utamaduni wa ujasiliamali katika biashara ya kilimo;
4. Kuimarisha uelewaji wa ndani na wa kimataifa kuhusu mazoea ya ubunifu katika kilimo;
5. Kuunda uhusiano wa soko na kutoa fursa za kuongeza soko; na
6. Kutambua na kusaidia wajasiriamali kukuza uchumi.

Ushindani huu unawaalika vijana wanaovutiwa na maoni ya ubunifu wa biashara ya kilimo. Washiriki wataingia kwenye mashindano kwa kuwasilisha wazo lao la biashara ya kilimo kupitia kujaza fomu ambayo itapatikana kwenye agribiz.kenyacic.org. Mawasilisho yatakubaliwa kutoka kote nchini na maombi yatatathminiwa kila wakati yanapoingia.

1. Uzinduzi wa Mashindano: Mara tu mashindano yatakapozinduliwa, wito wa maombi utatangazwa. Uzinduzi huo utapangwa katika hatua kadhaa kuhakikisha kuwa washiriki wote wanaweza kupata habari kuhusu mashindano na pia fursa ya kushiriki. Njia zinazotumiwa kutangaza uzinduzi na wito wa maombi utalinganishwa na hadhira lengwa ya vijana.

2. Uwasilishaji wa maombi: Maombi yatawasilishwa katika ngazi ya kaunti chini ya vituo 8 vya KCIC. Violezo na taratibu za maombi zitawasiliana kwa njia ifaayo kwa washiriki kile wanachojisajili na matarajio katika kila hatua ya shindano. Mawasiliano yatafichua zawadi kwa uwazi ili kudhibiti matarajio wakati wa kuanzishwa. Mchakato wa maombi ya msingi wa mtandaoni utatumika na utakuwa rahisi kutumia ili kuhakikisha waombaji wanaelewa wazi mambo yote ambayo lazima izingatiwe ili maombi yao yachukuliwe kama yamefaulu.

3. Uteuzi wa washiriki: Baada ya wito wa maombi nchini kote.
Washiriki watachaguliwa kutoka kote nchini na kesi zilizoorodheshwa zitawasilishwa kwa mahakama ambapo kampuni 5 kutoka kwa kila kituo cha incubation cha KCIC zitachaguliwa na kupitia bootcamp ya mtandaoni ya siku 3 ya kaunti.
Baadaye, washindani 3 waliofaulu kutoka kwa kila kituo cha incubation watachaguliwa na jopo la majaji ili kuendelea na kambi ya kitaifa ya mafunzo.

4. Nusu Fainali – Washindani 24 kutoka vituo 8 watatoa mawazo yao ya biashara kwenye bootcamp ya Taifa ya ili kuchagua washindi 10 bora ambao wataendelea na mashindano ya mwisho. Washiriki hawa 10 wataingizwa kwenye Mpango wa Agribiz, Mwaka wa 5.

5. Shindano hilo litahitimishwa kwa kuwatunuku washindi watatu bora kwa tiketi za ruzuku ya POC kama ifuatavyo;
a. Nambari tatu – Ksh. 500,000
b. Nambari mbili – Ksh. 750,000
c. Mshindi- Ksh. 1,000,000

Faida kwa washiriki
Maombi yatahimizwa kwa hatua zote za wazo bila kujali ni mchanga au mwenye hamu kubwa. Washiriki waliochaguliwa katika shindano hili wataandikishwa kwa bootcamp na vikao vya kufundisha ambavyo vitawapa faida zifuatazo:
• KCIC itasaidia washindani kufuatilia kwa haraka wazo zao katika biashara ya kilimo na kuwapitisha mitego yote inayowezekana njiani.
• Washiriki watajifunza jinsi ya kupata ufadhili wa wazo lao.
• Washiriki watapata fursa ya kuelezea mawazo yao katika wakati wa mchujo wa kaunti, nusu fainali na fainali ya shindano hilo.

Vigezo vya uteuzi
Ifuatayo itazingatiwa wakati wa kukagua maombi:
1. Roho ya ujasiriamali na kujiendesha
2. Uwezo wa biashara au soko
3. Ubunifu na uwezo wa kiteknolojia
4. Uwezekano wa wazo la biashara ya kilimo
5. Uundaji wa kazi na athari za kijamii
6. Uwezo wa timu
7. Athari: Kijamii na Mazingira

Tafadhali tembelea agribiz.kenyacic.org kwa nakala ya kina ya miongozo ya maombi.

Israel Wellington Jeremiah
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