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Scaling up opportunities in Kenya

Left to right: Andrew Read (USAID), myself, Harrigan Mukhongo (USAID), Moses Siambi (ICRISAT) and Stefania Grando (ICRISAT).

Left to right: Andrew Read (USAID), myself, Harrigan Mukhongo (USAID), Moses Siambi (ICRISAT) and Stefania Grando (ICRISAT).

Opportunities for scale up of agricultural innovations in Kenya was the main discussion point when I met with Andrew Read, USAID Agriculture Team Leader and coordinator of Feed the Future program in Kenya today.  Andrew is extremely excited about the prospects to help people living in the semi-arid tropics, particularly those who are surviving on less that $1.25 per day.

We updated Andrew on our process of developing country strategies and he was interested to explore further how the Ministry of Agriculture, USAID, private sector partners and CGIAR centers like ICRISAT can come together to accelerate the adoption of improved crop and livestock practices.

We shared with him the outcomes of our discussion with the Principal Secretary for Agriculture. We are all optimistic about the future of farming in Kenya.

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