Agriculture and Technology Top Discussions as Kenyatta meets Irish Minister

If you are an Agripreneur, you are likely going to benefit from Kenya’s and Ireland’s top agenda of Agriculture and Technology transfer between the two countries. 

President Uhuru Kenyatta held bilateral and multilateral discussions of mutual interest with Simon Coveney, Foreign Affairs Minister of the Republic of Ireland last week in State House top among them Agriculture and Technology Transfer. 

Kenya has benefited greatly from Ireland’s support in Kenya’s production of Irish Potatoes seeing the financing of the 1 Million pound Irish-potato value chain project in Nyandarua County by the International Fertiliser Development Centre (IFDC). 

“We are very grateful for the collaboration we have in the agricultural sector. The results have been great. The collaboration in potato farming has made a huge impact at the grassroots.” President Uhuru. 

“We are very grateful for the collaboration we have in the agricultural sector. The results have been great. The collaboration in potato farming has made such a huge impact at the grassroots,” President Kenyatta said.

Ireland to support Kenya’s Dairy Sector

Ireland is to support Kenya’s Dairy sector and President Uhuru welcomed the decision encouraging the extension of the same support towards the beef sub-sector. President Uhuru emphasized that support to the beef sub-sector will help boost food stability among Kenyans besides boosting meat exports. 

Technology Transfer 

President Uhuru Kenyatta noted that when it comes to Technology Transfer, Kenya will continue partnering with Ireland through the Young Scientists Kenya Organization (YSK).  He noted that YSK has been a great platform for young Kenyans to incubate and showcase their innovations.  

“Technology is one area where we are keen on improving as our youth are quite tech savvy. We have invested heavily and collaboration in this field will be of mutual benefit to both our countries. I see tremendous opportunities with your help in the technology world.” President Uhuru. 

Ireland’s minister noted that the country’s desire to support other sectors in Kenya’s economy and its support for Science and Technology projects has been a foundation for Kenya’s economy’s prosperity. 

“Cooperation through the Young Scientists Kenya (YSK) is also picking up momentum and some of the members were able to come to Ireland and participate in some science events and competitions.” Simon Coveney. 

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