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Government making agriculture ‘cool’ for youths, says CS Bett

Posted on : Tuesday, 16th August 2016

The government wants to make agriculture “cool” in a bid to encourage Kenyan youths to engage through modern technology.
Agriculture cabinet secretary Willy Bett said on Monday during an Agricultural summit at State House that this was meant to make agriculture more attractive to the younger people who see it as a reserve for the old and those in rural areas.
He said that the government is especially concentrating on mechanization and automation explaining that reports indicate most Kenyans are still using outdated technology.
“There will be a plan on how technology transfer will be done so that we make it cool for young people,” Mr Bett said.
Further, Mr Bett assured Kenyans that the country is food secure.
“We have streamlined our National strategic reserves and we even have a board now to manage this,” he said.

He added that this is in line with the various plans put in place in job creation and to allow the country to feed itself. 

Source : www.nation.co.ke
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