The Ministry of Agriculture CS Hon. Mithika has expressed gratitude to the Hungarian Government for establishing the demo farm in Kirinyaga County.

The demo farm is aimed at showcasing Hungarian agricultural technology.

Last week, the CS joined the Hungarian Minister for Agriculture Dr. Istvan Nagye and the Ambassador of Hungary to Kenya, H.E Zsolt Mészáros for the launch of the demo farm.

“We’re starting trials on Hungarian seed varieties like capsicum, cucumber, green pea, and corn, comparing them to Kenyan varieties, marking the beginning of a fruitful collaboration between our governments”, said a statement by CS Linturi.

The facility spans across the nation in places like Mwea, Timau, Naitiri, Ikanga, and Machakos County. The two governments aim to share insights on agricultural technologies, focusing on areas like Integrated Pest Management, Organic Production, Safe Pesticide Use, Greenhouse Management, Agribusiness Skills Development, and Agricultural Project Cycle Management.

The two Agriculture Ministers had held talks where they explored ways for Hungarian investors can invest into Kenya’s agriculture sector, boosting mechanization and positioning Kenya as a global food powerhouse.

Additionally, they delved into opportunities for Kenyan professionals in Hungary and discussed scholarships for Kenyan youths to pursue education there.

At the demo farm launch, CS Mithika was joined by Hon. David Githanda, Deputy Governor Kirinyaga, Senators; James Murango (Kirinyaga), Alexander Mundigi (Embu), Wafula Wakoli (Bungoma), Wahome Wamatinga (Nyeri) among other leaders and government officials.