At least 110 Kenyans will be trained in Israel on better agricultural systems as part of the partnership between the two countries.
Agriculture Chief Administrative Secretary Dr. Andrew Tuimur says the program seeks to ensure that Kenya has sufficient expertise to grow the agriculture sector by taking advantage of the irrigation potential in order to realize food security.
Speaking after flagging off another batch of 110 agriculture students destined for Israel to train in various facets of agriculture production, Dr. Tuimur said the government is 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 in realizing the full potential in the utilization of the Galana-Kulalu irrigation project.
Noting that Food and Nutrition Security Pillar is crucial for the success of the other three pillars on Manufacturing, Health and Housing, Tuimur said the government is working with the private sector to ensure that farmers access the required technology to boost productivity.
The 11-month training mainly targets fresh graduates.