"Kenya must learn from Israeli agriculture expertise"

In a meeting with the Israeli ambassador to Kenya last week, a southwestern Kenyan governor pushed for increased cooperation between the two nations in improving his country’s agricultural sector.

“We need to learn from Israel in the area of agricultural management and land use,” said Kisii County Gov. James Ongwae.

“The State of Israel has made achievements in about 65 years despite its arid environment.”

During his meeting with Ambassador Yahel Vilan last week, Ongwae requested that the Israeli government support Kisii County in further equipping the Science and Technology Park housed within the Kisii Agricultural Training Center, according to the governor’s office. Discussing Kisii County’s struggle with continuously diminishing land availability, the governor stressed the need to “adopt new technologies like greenhouse farming” over more traditional farming techniques, a statement said.

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