Using Technology To Achieve Climate Smart Agriculture

The County Government of Laikipia is in talks with the Kenya Industrial Research Development Institute (KIRDI) to look at ways to improve agricultural practices in the county.
Yesterday, H.E Governor Joshua Irungu EGH met director KIRDI, Dr.-Ing. Calvin Onyango to discuss ways to grow the agriculture sector in Laikipia County, through adoption of improved farming practices and technology, to achieve climate-smart agriculture.
They also discussed how to double Laikipia's agriculture sector's CGP.
"I believe that a 20% improvement in climate-smart agriculture and irrigation capacity can help us double this," the Governor said.
Laikipia also has the potential to develop an advanced and profitable value chain in hides, skin, and leather due to our large herd size, which averages over two million cattle, the county boss added.
The county government is also exploring opportunities for gainful employment for the population in manufacturing and agro-processing to aid the county's economy.
Itt is also exploring opportunities in emerging technologies such as Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Clean Energy, Microchips, Power Tool Assembly, Electronics, and the ever-changing internet technologies.

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