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200 Kenya agriculture students get 11 month Israel internship

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By George Munene

200 Kenyan agriculture students will join Israeli Arava International Center for Agricultural Training, a center established to train agriculturalists from developing countries on advanced farming methods.

The internship will encompass theoretical studies as well as practical training.

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This training is part of a pledge made in 2020 by Israel to aid Kenya’s agriculture sector weather the Covid-19 pandemic and help the country become food secure. 

“The agri-training internship will provide knowledge that will help learners provide solutions to food security challenges upon their return to Kenya.” said Deputy Ambassador of Israel Dvora Dorsman.

At the end of their internship, the students who complete the program are given a chance to pitch their business ideas with the three best students having their agribusiness ideas being financed by The Israeli Agency for International Development Cooperation.

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Through the length of their stay in the Middle Eastern country the learners will also get professional guided tours to give the students a rich experience of Israel.

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