Kuza conducted a Digital Extension Platform training to County Officials & Farmers in Kitui county as part of the Accelerated Value Chain Development Program-Drought Tolerant Crops, (AVCD-DTC) Phase 2 being implemented in Kitui County with support from USAID under Feed the Future program. The program is implemented by a consortium of CGIAR centers – International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), International Crops for Research Institute for Semi-Arid Areas Tropics (ICRISAT), and the International Potato Center (CIP).
As part of the project, a two-day workshop was conducted with County officials and farmers to promote improved Extension and Advisories. The workshop focused on training the extension officers & farmers on the use of Climate and Weather information for making Farming Decisions and the Kuza Digital Extension platform for improving extension services. Kuza presented it’s innovative AgTech Digital Platform Kuza One, Digital extension Toolkit (Kuza Backpack) which comes with a digital toolkit with HD Micro-learning videos on Good Agricultural Practices for different Value Chains.
Kuza has been working closely with the County Governments, Public & Private Organizations and Community based Organizations to improve the extension services using digital tools & technologies across Africa and Asia.
The County Extension Officers & other County Officials were extremely confident that the Kuza One platform & the Digital kit will help them bridge some of the major gaps & challenges in providing the agricultural extensions services.