Uhuru patrons 4-K Clubs in primary schools enabling agriculture as a key economic activity

President Uhuru Kenyatta Friday officially launched the introduction of 4-K Clubs in primary schools.

During the event at the ASK Showground in Jamhuri Park, Nairobi, the Head of State also launched the ENABLE Youth Kenya Programme.

In a statement on Friday, State House said the introduction of the clubs in primary schools is part of the government’s plan to have agriculture as a key economic activity in the country.

• ENABLE – Empowering Novel Agribusiness-led Employment is a capacity-building initiative for youth in agribusiness, which is co-funded by the Government and the African Development Bank.

“The revival of 4-K Clubs is part of an elaborate Government strategy to reposition agriculture as a key economic driver,” State House said.

Infusing 4K Clubs within schools will enable young innovators to come up with creative solutions that will boost Kenya’s food basket. The club will also help address barriers that have contributed to the low involvement of young people in a sector as critical as agriculture. It will help address the negative perceptions towards agribusiness among the youth.

One of President Kenyatta’s big four agenda is Food security, where he aims to increase farmers income, reduce malnutrition, create agro-processing jobs and increase Agriculture sector contribution to GDP.

The Head of State also seeks to reduce the number of food insecure Kenyans and reduction in the cost of food in the Country.