Google announces Sh100m grant to train Kenyan farmers on digital skills

October 15, 2018
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NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 15 – Google in partnership with One Acre Fund will train 100,000 Kenyan smallholder farmers in digital skills through a Sh100 million grant.

Google Kenya Country Manager Charles Murito says the training skills program will help smallholder farmers digitize their agribusiness operations and tasks.

The digital training will provide training as well as products and services to smallholder farmers aimed at digitising their agribusiness operations and tasks

Farmers in low-income and rural parts of the country will benefit from the grant and training taking effect over the next one year.

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

Murito was speaking at the first Google for Kenya event where the company outlined its long-term strategy and commitment to contribute to the country’s economic and social growth.

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