Agrimech has an inbuilt determination of attracting and retaining youth in agribusiness. Agrimech believes that it is youth who must take-on mechanization (from small to large units). It is the youth that will help reduce the drudgerous work-burden experienced, particularly so, by women farmers. All Agrimech Hubs are designed to have a youth wing, handling small mechanization. This way the youth can learn on the job and plan entries into their own service-provision businesses and careers. Agrimech has commenced to actively seek business and funding support for this line of work.
As youthful service providers of small jobs like motorized knapsack spraying form gangs of professional (spraying) teams, Agrimech incubates future MSPs on the job. It is foreseen that through this route the youth can grow into an Agrimech partnership to serve (with mechanization) the absentee farmers who continue to hold a lot of productive land idle. Such potential farmers have lucrative jobs in the cities and some have burnt their fingers trying to put their land under use, as “telephone” farmers. For such, accountable mechanization services (which they can track from the comfort of their offices) has to be the answer to developing their lands. Kenya’s food security needs all the land it can find and holding idle productive land should be declared a crime. Mechanization backed by workable business models is the answer.