African Union’s 2025 ideals
By building the capacity of women and facilitating their connectedness and access to crucial and timely information, contacts and opportunities, Agrikua will catalyse the growth of the sector and accelerate the realization of the African Union’s (Malabo) 2025 ideals to end hunger in Africa by doubling current agricultural productivity levels and halving post-harvest losses; reducing poverty by half through the promotion of inclusive growth; tripling Pan-African trade in agricultural commodities and services; and in enhancing resilience of livelihoods and production systems to climate variability and related risks.
The platform will achieve this by bringing together key value chain players to bridge the information gap for women in the agricultural sector.
Sustainable Development Goals
The Sustainable Development goals(SDG) are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations. Agrikua directly contributes towards the attainment of five SDGs: Zero Hunger, Quality Education, Gender Equality, Decent Work and Economic Growth and Climate Action.
Agrikua on Zero Hunger Targets
● Help women on the platform to double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers, including providing information and linkages for secure and equal access to land, other productive resources and inputs, knowledge, financial services, markets and opportunities for value addition and non-farm employment.
● Share knowledge by creating at least one local co-operative to ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production.
● Linkage to increase investment, including through enhanced international cooperation, in rural infrastructure, agricultural research and extension services and technology development in order to enhance agricultural productive capacity in Kenya.
Agrikua on Quality Education Targets
● Provide linkages in entrepreneurship training and scholarship to equip women with required business and management skills.
● Linkage to foster cooperatives to transfer knowledge and skills from educated to less educated women and communities.
● Substantially increase the number of women who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship.
● Collaborate to eliminate gender disparities in education with the open source platform.
● Substantially expand globally the number of scholarships available to developing communities, for enrolment in higher education, including vocational training in agriculture.
Agrikua on Gender Equality Targets
● Provide linkages by forging partnerships with domestic financial institutions, the Youth Fund, Women Fund and Constituency Development Funds, to encourage and expand access to banking, insurance and financial services for women on the platform.
● Empower women to make an effective participation in leadership roles.
● Boost women to undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to ownership and control over land and other forms of property, financial services, inheritance and natural resources, in accordance with national laws.
● Linkage to enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women.
Agrikua on Decent Work and Economic Growth Targets
● By empowering women to attain their full potential within agricultural value chains, Agrikua will contribute to their wealth and job creation potential as well as their ability to impact positively on food and nutrition security.
● Facilitate linkages between universities and students and the Agricultural sector to promote absorption of talent to the sector.
● Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through technological upgrading with the platform.
● Substantially reduce the proportion of women not in employment, education or training.
Agrikua on No Poverty Targets
● Through education on the online platform, ensure that people in Kenya, in particular the poor and the vulnerable women, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology and financial services.
● Through education, build the resilience of the poor and those in vulnerable situations and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters.