The County Government of Nakuru in partnership with Egerton University has launched the Nakuru living lab.
The lab contains digital mechanical tools that ensure that agricultural activities are carried out at ease and more efficiently. According to the county, the aim is to provide tailored innovation in food production and consumption and modification of food systems in the county.
The technological, institutional and policy innovation ensures food systems reach their potential to address the pressing problems in food production. The lab contains digital bee breeding places, milk cooling machines, driers, feed mixers and vegetable choppers.
The CECM Agriculture, Dr Immaculate Maina, says that the county Department of Agriculture has over 350 highly trained technical team which helps work closely with the farmers on the ground. She adds that the county has also formed policies with partners and provided youth and cooperative enterprise funds where farmers can borrow money at a reduced rate.