Two Nigerian states, Osun and Kano have established a partnership with the government of Kenya with a view to understudying its agriculture revolution as well as replicate such at home
Agriculture is the largest contributor to Kenya’s gross domestic product (GDP). The country is a leading producer of tea and coffee, as well as the third-leading exporter of fresh produce, such as cabbages, onions and mangoes. Small farms grow most of the corn and also produce potatoes, bananas, beans and peas.
The Kenyan High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ambassador (Dr.) Wilfred G. Machage disclosed that the relationship had gone to an advanced stage with Osun state already sent some benchmarking teams of two groups to understudy the practice of agriculture in his country.
” I had the opportunity of giving a lecture in Osogbo on how far Kenya has gone in terms of agricultural development during the Agritech Nigeria Osun 2019 event in March this year where we further consolidated the agreement
Kano State is also trying to come up with the same programme as Osun has. Kano is trying to focus on improved seeds for cotton. Kenya is noted for good research the in production of seeds that will be adaptable to certain geographical areas