The Spouse of the Deputy President Pastor Dorcas Rigathi has challenged the youth in the country to embrace agriculture as opposed to overreliance on white-collar jobs.
Speaking at the Agricultural Society of Kenya Harvest Festival Service at All Saints Cathedral, Nairobi,Pastor Dorcas said the involvement of the youth in agriculture will go a long way in feeding the country.She further said that she will do some initiatives to sensitize the youth to take up agribusiness.
“Seeing the food deficit that we already have in this country, you realize that the ageing rural population is at an average of 67 Years in another 10 years we might end up with a 100% food deficit,” she said.
The office of the Spouse of the Deputy President has already introduced a tree-planting program among the youth who have been undergoing rehabilitation in various parts of the country.
“We must all strive to be productive in our own capacities for the good of the nation. We must also encourage our youth to be active in agriculture to increase our productivity,we encourage them to embrace smart farming as an economic driver,” Pastor Dorcas said.
She also encouraged Kenyans to attend in numbers the upcoming Agricultural Show at the ASK Jamhuri Grounds scheduled from Monday 25th September to Sunday 1st October at Jamhuri Park Showground.
The one-week Trade Fair is this year expected to emphasize on the importance of adopting climate smart initiatives in agriculture in line with its theme of “Promoting Climate Smart Agriculture and Trade Initiatives for Sustainable Economic Growth.”