Over 440 youths and women in Nkama village, Kuku ward in Loitoktok Sub County of Kajiado County have received training on modern commercial farming sponsored by Safaricom Foundation Trustee. While officially launching Wezesha Agri Programme in Loitoktok Sub County, Linda Kasina an official working with Safaricom Foundation Trustee said the graduation of the 444 graduates is a testament of hard work and determination in enhancing agriculture which is the back bone of Kajiado County. Ms Kasina further noted that more youths and women will receive similar training so as to not only enhance agriculture but also their family’s economic status. The officer pointed out that the training being offered is not only a milestone in enhancing new skills in agriculture but also a beacon of hope for agriculture in the county. ‘The training of the youths and women in agriculture will set a model for sustainable agriculture as well as showcasing innovation technologies to improve yields,’ added Kasina. Ms Kasina applauded Kajiado County government and other players for their partnership with Safaricom Foundation Trustee for enabling success of the training. Kajiado County Deputy Governor Martin Mushisho who graced the event lauded the Safaricom Foundation Trustee for the training of the youths and women adding that the county government has set aside Sh 50 million for youths and women to cushion them against myriads of challenges facing them in agriculture. Mushisho called upon the youths and women to shun wrong attitudes towards agriculture as dirty work noting that innovative modern agriculture is the way to go not only to ensure sustainable food security but also development. He said innovative modern agriculture is the solution to myriads of challenges facing agriculture which includes lack of water, low production, climatic changes as well as diminishing agricultural lands.

Source: Kenya News Agency

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