Agriculture Cabinet secretary Mithika Linturi said Kenya is adopting technologies that improve efficiencies in farm operations. In his remarks, read by Livestock PS Harry Kimtai during the GLOBALGAP TOURSTOP in Nairobi, Mr Linturi said the government runs exchange programmes with multiple countries to benchmark and adopt best practices in irrigation systems, pest control and natural resource management.
He also hailed the certification agency as one of the most soughtafter standards in the international markets. “Kenya takes pride in having the most certifications on GLOBALGAP in Africa. The certification scheme provides an opportunity for Kenyan farmers and exporters to meet the high standards required for the global market,” he said.
“Our research institutions that include the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation (KALRO) continue to generate practical affordable solutions on good agricultural practices for our farmers,” he added.