NAIROBI– At least 110 Kenyans will be trained in Israel on better agricultural systems as part of the partnership between the two countries.
The Agriculture Ministry’s Chief Administrative Secretary, Dr. Andrew Tuimur, says the programme seeks to ensure that Kenya has sufficient expertise to grow its agriculture sector by taking advantage of the potential of irrigation in order to achieve food security.
Speaking after flagging off another batch of 110 agriculture graduates leaving for Israel for training in various facets of agriculture production here Tuesday, Dr. Tuimur said the government was building capacity to drive the food security agenda.
The students, who will be trained in irrigation, seed technology and improved agricultural systems, are expected to help Kenya realize the full potential in the utilization of the Galana-Kulalu irrigation project.
Noting that the Food and Nutrition Security pillar of the government’s Big Four development agenda is crucial for the success of the other three pillars covering Manufacturing, Health and Housing, Tuimur said the government was working with the private sector to ensure that farmers had access to the necessary technology to boost productivity.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK