Mkulima Young is an online platform that based in in Kenya but with reach to other countries in Africa in agribusiness development focusing on youth engagement and building their capacity to pursue opportunities in agribusiness. Young farmers are plagued with problems affecting their productivity and marketing where middlemen offer meager prices for their produce, delays with payments and expensive farm inputs. Mkulima Young is connecting young farmers and those aspiring them with each other in a virtual space'. Through this platform we provides an exclusive farmers marketplace where producers meet the buyers
Our activities encompass agricultural advisory and providing market access and information of high value products and services including, livestock and crop products. We also provide real time feedback to the inquiries of young and aspiring farmers. We utilize digital platform such as the website www.mkulimayoung.co.ke, social media (Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mkulima.young ,twitter https://twitter.com/mkulimayoung , WhatsApp and youtube https://www.youtube.com/user/mkulimayoung ) Recently we have developed a mobile app branded Mkulima Young available via Android operating system https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mkulimayoung.mkulimaApp&hl=en. Our strength is in application of social media and ICT to reach a large number of young and other people actively involved in agribusiness. We currently have over 80,000 followers/members on our Facebook page and 12,600 followers on twitter. We have over 4,000 downloads on our app within few months. Over the past four years of existence, we have gained extensive experience in the agricultural industry in Kenya and the region, and understand well the great potential of agribusiness and also some of the key issues that need strengthening through further research and capacity building to realize the full potential of the sector.