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Youth and Sustainable Agri-Business Sustainable Development

Who we Are
Yatta Climate Action Team is a registered youth group established in March 2012 in Kithimani Location, Yatta Sub-County within Machakos County which is an arid and semi-arid area.
Vision
A better and youth driven agri-ecological system
Mission
To create a safe productive and sustainable agricultural and ecological systems for a prosperous community.
Objectives
• Help community to adapt to the new climate change and disaster eradication
• Tackle unemployment changes to youth by creating income generation to youth.
• Fight against drug abuse and HIV/AIDS in community and beyond.
• Empower youth to achieve environmental sustainability to eradicate poverty.
• Promoting unity by linking youth to the group and provide new ideas on how to create self-employment
Activities
• Briquette making
• French Beans Farming
• Fruits and Vegetable Farming
• Poultry Keeping
• Community Climate Change Awareness
• Environmental Clean-ups




    
We have acquired, through leasehold ½ an acre piece of land that we are using to showcase best agricultural practices by practicing intercropping farming. The piece of land contains French beans, toamtoes, beans, maize and kale. We also plant pawpaw farming. Part of the profits from the project is shared amongst the members and the other part is reinvested for sustainability.

Through partnership with state Department of Youth, Yatta Sub-County, we got opportunity to maintain hygiene of the youth hall, and the surrounding environment. Besides that, we have also been given the permission to hire the hall to anybody who wishes to use if for anyn type of functions.

On the other hand, YattaL-CAP is in theprocesss of developing a magazine dubbed “The Light of Machakos County” through which we aim at using to achieve the objective of networking. The magazine will be sold across the county hence creating a platform for good partnership with various stakeholders.

CAPSAY and the Climate Change Action Teams Project
The LCAP project aims to lead positive youth action in Kenya, and by example to inspire a wider range of stakeholders to do the same. LCAP strive to help turn the negative image of youth, fueled by poverty and desperate need, into a positive picture of young people committed to sustainable development. LCAP members are at the cutting edge of helping to build community resilience, while at the same time providing effective stewardship for the environment.
The LCAP project began in August 2011 and now is growing to include youth groups in sixteen different community settings across Kenya. Each group is fully registered and has a bank account. Groups also boast an office base with furniture, IT equipment and land space to run horticultural projects and display their work. Their projects reflect the different needs of their community but are all green (i.e. friendly to the environment) and all set out to demonstrate ways of creating practical actions that lead to community benefits.