About the Biashara Centers
The County Biashara Centres are a key tool for implementing the Economic Empowerment Program, both at the macro level through advocacy and dissemination of information, and at the micro level trough support for SMEs, economically excluded and vulnerable groups, and through the implementation of the African Agribusiness Supplier Development Programme (AASDP) initiative.
The key objective of establishing the County Biashara Centers is to promote inclusive economic growth and job creation at the county level through empowering SMEs, smallholder farmers, youth, women and people living with disabilities to access and leverage local economic opportunities.
The key target beneficiaries are established SMEs, aspiring entrepreneurs and SME associations and/or smallholder farming communities, with specific focus on youth and woman. Other beneficiaries include medium sized and large enterprises engaged in inclusive business approaches or value chain development programs driving backward-forward market linkages, local business development service providers and financial institutions.