Unemployment among Ugandan youth is sky-high. Every year, 400,000 youth enter the labor market. They must compete for about 9,000 available jobs. At the same time, food security in and around the cities is under great pressure, due in part to overuse of pesticides and poor handling of crops. Consequently, there is a scarcity of safe affordable food for families.
The NGO Rikolto therefore encourages young people to start their own food business according to sustainable & safe principles. And that through coaching, mentoring and feedback on business plans and ideas.