Firms offer training on agricultural technology


Equipment leasing firm Tinga has partnered with crop sciences conglomerate Bayer East Africa to train over 2,500 farmers on mechanised farming.

Tinga will provide training on crop management practices and protection to improve harvests using technology.

Speaking during a recent training in Narok, Tinga Manager Titus Musyoka said the firm was working with various stakeholders to help farmers produce more.

“We are not just here to lease, rent or hire tractors but to ensure that farmers use modern and appropriate technology to produce more,” he said.

Mr Musyoka said if every farmer adopted modern technology food production in East Africa would increase by up to 300 per cent.

“Training and adoption of modern technology will help farmers produce up to five times what they do today per acre. This would improve the living standards of the farmers, help the country achieve food security and reduce reliance on maize,” he added.

Bayer Smallholder Farming Manager Diana Gitonga said: “Since we partnered with TingA in 2017, land preparation has become cheaper and easier as Tinga provides farm support and advisory.”

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