Counties should promote smart farming techniques

One of the smart farms owned by Kasae Onywongo Youth Group. County governments need to take advantage of Kenya’s commitment to use smart agricultural technologies. PHOTO | FILE

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  • It also means that the government will collaborate with other public and private sector partners to avail crop varieties that are resilient to drought.
  • The farmers practising climate smart agriculture will be supported with means of harvesting rainwater and storing it for agricultural use, and that the government will work to improve efficiency for fertiliser use among other related farm inputs that support climate smart agriculture.
  • Farmers will also have access to more heat-tolerant and disease-resistant livestock breeds that are better adapted to the prevailing tough climatic conditions, and which can feed on fodder more efficiently to reduce greenhouse gas emissions per unit of product.

TIME HAS COME for county governments to take advantage of Kenya’s commitment to use smart agricultural technologies, which is a way of increasing the sector’s productivity while at the same time addressing effects of climate change.

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