Akwenyuni Youth Group in Teso North sub-county is an impressive unit. With 33 members, the group which comprises university graduates and Form Four leavers, is equipping youth with agribusiness skills so they can be their own bosses.

As a unit, they grow cassava, traditional vegetables and avocado at Okuleus village.

So what inspired the idea?

Group chairman Wilson Karan says they took this risky route after realising that most white-collar job are hard to come by.

“Instead of just sitting and waiting, we decided to do something with our talents and skills. From our research, we discovered there were many untapped farming opportunities. Like cassava, amaranath and nightshade has a market yet the produce is in short supply,” Karan observes. Read more