ECONOMIC RECOVERY

[PHOTOS]: Technology key to agricultural transformation - Ruto

Says empowering farmers is a path to beating poverty and ending inequality

In Summary
  • He said the adoption of technology and innovation is the catalyst for this transformation.
  • In addition, the Head of State said the launch of the Hustler Fund will expand financial inclusion and de-risk agriculture to attract younger farmers.
Commodities at Twiga Foods Distribution Centre in Ruiru, Kiambu County.
Commodities at Twiga Foods Distribution Centre in Ruiru, Kiambu County.
Image: Statehouse/Twitter

The government will focus on agricultural transformation to drive the country's economic recovery, President William Ruto has said.

He said the adoption of technology and innovation is the catalyst for the transformation.

President William Ruto visiting Twiga Foods Distribution Centre in Ruiru, Kiambu County on Monday, November 28, 2022.
President William Ruto visiting Twiga Foods Distribution Centre in Ruiru, Kiambu County on Monday, November 28, 2022.
Image: Statehouse/Twitter

Ruto was speaking on Monday when he opened the Twiga Foods Distribution Centre in Ruiru, Kiambu county.

Potatoes at Twiga Foods Distribution Centre in Ruiru, Kiambu County.
Potatoes at Twiga Foods Distribution Centre in Ruiru, Kiambu County.
Image: Statehouse/Twitter

"Famers who embrace technology can enhance their productivity and boost their earnings," he said.

Twiga is a technology driven company that connects farmers and retailer.

Tomatoes at Twiga Foods Distribution Centre in Ruiru, Kiambu County.
Tomatoes at Twiga Foods Distribution Centre in Ruiru, Kiambu County.
Image: Statehouse/Twitter

“The success of this model shows that there is room for growth in the market and that farmers can be organised to deliver bigger volumes," he said.

"Empowering farmers is a path to beating poverty and ending inequality in our country.”

Onions at Twiga Foods Distribution Centre in Ruiru, Kiambu County.
Onions at Twiga Foods Distribution Centre in Ruiru, Kiambu County.
Image: Statehouse/Twitter

In addition, the Head of State said the launch of the Hustler Fund will expand financial inclusion and de-risk agriculture to attract younger farmers.

He said the government will keep facilitating better market access for small entrepreneurs.

President William Ruto visiting Twiga Foods Distribution Centre in Ruiru, Kiambu County on Monday, November 28, 2022.
President William Ruto visiting Twiga Foods Distribution Centre in Ruiru, Kiambu County on Monday, November 28, 2022.
Image: Statehouse/Twitter
Twiga Foods Distribution Centre in Ruiru, Kiambu County.
Twiga Foods Distribution Centre in Ruiru, Kiambu County.
Image: Statehouse/Twitter
Twiga Foods Distribution Centre in Ruiru, Kiambu County.
Twiga Foods Distribution Centre in Ruiru, Kiambu County.
Image: Statehouse/Twitter

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