Uasin Gishu to leverage on technology to attract youth in agriculture

Uasin Gishu is exploring effective ways to involve young people in agriculture and use technology to bring positive change to the sector.

This was the agenda in a meeting by the CEC Agriculture Edward Sawe and his counterpart for ICT, Eng Lucy Ng’endo where Sawe recognized the important role that young people play in shaping the future of agriculture.

He emphasized the need to harness their innovative ideas and energy to increase agricultural productivity and assist in poverty eradication. While reaffirming his department’s commitment to support youth engagement in agriculture, Sawe added that involving them in farming, a new era of growth and prosperity can be achieved in the agricultural sector.

Eng Ng’endo highlighted the importance of technology in unlocking the full potential of agriculture by emphasizing the need to leverage digital tools, such as mobile applications, precision farming techniques, and data analytics, to attract and engage young minds towards farming practices.

“Utilizing technology in agriculture would not only make farming more efficient and sustainable but also make it more appealing to the youth,” said Eng Ngendo.

Agriculture Chief Officer Elphas Kesio, encouraged the participants to think outside the box by tapping into the immense potential that lies within the combination of youth and technology in the agricultural sector.

Among the key agendas of the meeting included the establishment of youth agribusiness incubation centers, providing training programs on agricultural technology, and developing collaborative platforms for knowledge sharing.

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