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African youth take technology to agriculture

Africa’s youth are turning to technology for new and smart agricultural practices.

This was revealed at the Young Africa Works Summit held in Kigali, where the youth’s innovations were on show.

At the summit, speaker after speaker said the youth are still struggling with access to capital for these new ventures.

According to Rita Kimani, the co-founder and chief executive of FarmDrive, youth-led innovations in agriculture could help the continent move towards a productive, sustainable agriculture system.

“The young people are quick in adapting to technology, bringing value addition to the current tertiary mode of farming,” Ms Kimani said.

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