Living Lab2The USIU-Africa Global Agribusiness Management and Entrepreneurship (GAME) Center has been awarded a grant of KES 33,883,211 by Cultivate Africa’s Future (CultiAF), a joint program of the International Development Research Center of Canada (IDRC) and the Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). The 18-month grant is for undertaking a project entitled, “Expanding Business Opportunities for Youth in the Fish and Poultry sectors in Kenya”. The project will be implemented by a consortium of partners; USIU-Africa through GAME Center, License to Grow (Netherlands), Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences (VHL University) (Netherlands) and Michigan State University (USA).

This unique research project has been designed to identify and field test innovative business models for taking agricultural innovations to scale, and support Kenya’s youth to actively engage in profitable agri-businesses. Using USIU-Africa’s metropolitan living lab model, the project will guide current and aspiring youth entrepreneurs in developing profitable agri-business enterprises in the fish and poultry sectors. The model combines a unique set of activities, and services that create the needed synergy to support not only learning, but also innovation, business development and the creation of new knowledge.Living Lab3

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