FMC Corporation Invests in New Program to Support Opportunities in Agriculture for Youth in Kenya

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By Education Today

Posted on March 15, 2023


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FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC), an agricultural sciences company, today announced a three-year, $1.5 million investment in support of Generation Unlimited’s Engaging Kenyan Youth in Agriculture and Nutrition (EKYAN) program. The program will prepare youth for employment opportunities in agribusiness and improve the economic livelihoods of smallholder farmers across the country.

Generation Unlimited (GenU) is the world’s first global public-private-youth partnership to meet the urgent need for expanded education, training and employment opportunities for youth. FMC will support a three-year pilot of GenU’s EKYAN program, which aims to develop young people as agripreneurs, providing extension services to smallholder farmers in Kenya.

“We are keenly aware of the food crisis devastating countries throughout Africa and the globe. Investments in youth and agriculture are necessary to strengthen agri-food systems, increase global food security and bring long-term economic stability to the region,” said Mark Douglas, FMC president and CEO. “FMC is proud to be the first major corporate partner to support GenU’s EKYAN program. We’re excited to contribute to their work to prepare young people for a future in agriculture and make a meaningful difference in the lives of Kenyan farmers, and ultimately, the health and wellbeing of people throughout Africa.”

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