Eldoret’s local agriculture meets live music through the ‘Farming is Cool Concert Tour’
When Juliani, the idealistic Gospel Rapper learned about the production of food through easy and modern farming techniques as a way out of poverty and hunger, he decided to wed his two interests; the love of music and his passion to empower young people to being responsible and capable Kenyan citizens by creating the ‘Farming is Cool’ concert tour, with the first stop being Eldoret.
Leading the ‘Farming is Cool concert tour’, Juliani in partnership with the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS), Amiran Kenya, Youth Enterprise Development Fund (YEDF), ‘Kama Si Sisi’ and the Nation Media Group gave Eldoret residents a weekend to remember.
Agro inputs company Amiran Kenya has launched a low cost irrigation kit in a bid to entice more youths and farmers who cannot afford the more pricey kits at a time when changes in weather pattern is seeing farmers move to new age farming methods to ensure year round supply of their produce.
Dubbed Amiran Foundation Kit, the innovation is aimed at small scale farmers and beginners in agribusiness with limited land, water and finance to test and appreciate smart farming and therefore graduate to large scale agribusiness with larger farm inputs.