How GIS technology could boost Kenyan agriculture

11/2/2011 | Business Daily (Kenya)

Experts are encouraging the use of geographic information systems to boost agricultural output in Kenya. The technology can be used to map out features such as soil texture and weather patterns that affect crop growth. Organizations in the country have launched training initiatives to make youth comfortable with the technology. "We found out that if we train young people on how to incorporate GIS mapping in agriculture, it will make them more receptive to agriculture as a way of life and a means of creating wealth," said Andrew Adwera of the African Center for Technology Studies.

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