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LVC

ABOUT (LVC)

Capacity Building for Strengthening the Livestock Value Chain (LVC) programme is designed to contribute to increased sustainable agricultural production, to employment in the private sector, a better business climate and better performing male and female entrepreneurs in view of Dutch trade and investments.
Outcomes

  1. Enhanced academic and organizational capacity to manage and operate a Centre of Excellence for Livestock Innovation and Business (CoELIB) with regional scope that is labour market oriented and gender sensitive.
  2. Enhanced academic and organizational capacity to manage and operate a successful agribusiness incubator in the Livestock Value Chain (LVC) with an international scope that benefits young graduates and innovative entrepreneurs.

Outputs

  1. Egerton University has strengthened managerial capacity and organizational structures to operate a Centre of Excellence for Livestock Innovation and Business(CoELIB) with regional market oriented and gender sensitive
  2. Egerton University has enhanced academic capacity in the various relevant disciplines in pedagogy, gender mainstreaming, entrepreneurship, incubation, outreach and consultancy
  3. Newly developed and revised practical competence based training courses offered by the CoELIB that pay sufficient attention to business development, entrepreneurship, gender and inclusiveness.
  4. Extension and outreach programmes at CoELIB operationalized and staff capacitated in initiating, conducting and managing of outreach and extension undertakings in livestock innovation and inclusive business practices.
  5. Egerton University has strengthened organizational capacity to manage the CoELIB agribusiness incubator with an international scope that benefits young graduates and innovative entrepreneurs.
  6. CoELIB established and strengthened linkages with private stakeholders, technology suppliers and other incubators in Kenya, region and Europe.

Target groups

  1. Faculty staff of the Faculty of Agriculture of Egerton University in the Departments of Animal Sciences, Dairy and Food Science and Technology, and Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management
  2. Staff at the Centre of Excellence for Livestock Innovation and Business (CoELIB) and Tatton Agriculture Park.
  3. Gender and Women Institute of Egerton University. 

Final Beneficiaries

  1. Young graduates from agricultural institutions
  2. Innovative entrepreneurs
  3. Farmers and traders- both male and female
  4. Producers and Market Associations
  5. Livestock and policy makers
  6. Banks
  7. Development agencies
  8. Workers and employees
  9. consumers