Google set to partner with Kenya to help smallholder farmers to digitalizes their products.

Google is making plans to contribute to Kenya’s social and economic growth. Meanwhile, it announce the partnership with One Acre Fund, a nonprofit organization. This deal will help supply smallholders farmers with asset-based financing.

Google Kenya Country Manager Charles Murito said ”We want to see the power of technology elevate small-scale farming. He also said we hope that through this initiative, we will see a positive impact on food security, job creation and GDP growth in Kenya.”

Over the years, Kenya is heavily reliant on agriculture, which provides employment for a majority of the country’s population. The nation is also has 70% of its workers  rely on agriculture for their livelihoods.

Meanwhile, the partnership will aim to to alleviate some of its problems, while also empowering smallholder farmers. The development is a huge boost as smallholder farmers are view as the backbone of Kenya’s economy.

The digital training will provide as well as products and services to smallholder farmers. It will also aim at digitising their agribusiness operations while farmers in low-income and rural parts of the country will benefit from the grant. The training will be for a year and will help farmers to have digital skills in farming.


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