The government has been challenged to promote mechanisation on smallholder farms, revamp agricultural extension services, connect farmers with markets and improve water supply to boost national food security.

“We need to increase productivity of land, labour and other inputs. We need to increase mechnisation of in smallholder farms,” FAO Country Representative to Kenya Gabriel Rugalema said at the devolution conference in Kakamega.

Safaricom’s Director of Entreprise Business Unit Rita Okuthe told delegates that mobile technology can help the country to accelerate the pace to food security through production and analysis of data and access to markets.

UN Women Regional Policy Advisor on Climate Smart Agriculture Fatmata Sessay said that women must be brought to the centre of the agriculture debate to boost production.

– Correspondent

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