Kenya Looks To Israel For Agriculture Solutions

Jun 19, 2017

Kenya is having to import food in response to a severe drought. It is partnering with Israel to develop solutions. A pilot agriculture project run by an Israeli company is having success. The project is being funded by the Kenyan government. The test project third harvest collected 93,860 bags of maize from 2,500 acres. The purpose of the pilot project is to introduce new technologies and to teach Kenyan farmers methods of integrating the technology with growing crops. Israel is taking 100 Kenyans a year for six years for training in Israel. Israel has little rain water. It developed a drip irrigation system using treated water so that it could produce enough food to feed itself. It’s been so successful that Israel exports food.