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More Urban Youths Using Technology To Enter Agriculture In Kenya

Gideon Anyona has always monitored activities in his farm using a smart phone while relaxing in his rented apartment located on the outskirts of the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.

His 15 acre farm, located in a rural Narok county 150 kilometers northwest of Nairobi, has a resident employee but mobile technology has eased the pressure of monitoring the general status of crops planted there.

The 33-year old banker manages his farm from the house, thanks to technology which has for the last few years transformed Kenya’s agriculture sector.

Anyona is among a growing army of farmers changing the East African nation’s agriculture sector, giving it a new and trendy face. Millions of youth are now venturing into it.

Armed with a smart phone, laptop and the internet, the new crop of farmers have engineered a revolution that has not only changed the perception towards farming but is also contributing to the country’s efforts in achieving food security.



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Adewale Adenrele Muhideen

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