An Apprenticeship Policy Framework on Youth Employment Creation in Agriculture and Agro-processing in Kenya

Apprenticeship programmes facilitate a smooth transition from training to employment through the provision of early exposure to workplace realities and contextualized learning. However, despite their utility in combatting unemployment, apprenticeships remain underutilized in Kenya. A policy framework for enhancing formal and informal apprenticeship systems is needed to facilitate youth engagement in the agriculture and agro-processing sectors. This policy brief highlights five key areas that a new apprenticeship framework should address if Kenya is to create and sustain youth employment in agriculture and agro- processing sectors as envisaged in the Youth Agribusiness Strategy and endorsed by the Internship Policy.