The Rural Enterprises Programme (REP), under the Ministry of Trade and Industry, is implementing the “Empowering Novel Agri-Business-Led Employment (1D1F ENABLE Youth)” Initiative. The 1D1F ENABLE Youth Initiative seeks to encourage young graduates to establish agro-processing factories, along key value chains in selected districts across the country, in line with the 1D1F policy. Successful Applicants will be supported to form companies and provided with processing centres with interest-free loans. They will also be provided with challenge grant funds. The beneficiaries will be engaged at various entry points along the value chain (plantation development, aggregation, processing, marketing etc.)
- Fifty-eight (58) factories/companies established in the targeted districts
- Fifty-eight (58) youth-led business incorporated under the Companies Act
- At least, 2,900 youth trained in entrepreneurship and targeted value chains
Entrepreneurship Seminars & Final Selection exercises for 58 districts have been completed.