Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Returning to the land

Poor job prospects and low pay in cities are pushing thousands of unemployed young people to return home and take up farming, said David Mugambi, a lecturer at Chuka University in central Kenya.
"Young people are increasingly realising that farming can pay off," he explained.
Kenyan youth are not only turning to farming, they are bringing their digital skills with them to rural areas, according to Mugambi.
"For example, tech-savvy youth are very good at using mobile apps that tell them when to plant or what fertilisers to use," he said.

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