Kenya signs MoU with Poland, aims to scale up grains production and boost food security

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Kenya has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Poland to scale up collaboration in agriculture to bridge the gap in the demand for wheat and grain products in the East African nation.

According to President William Ruto, the move is aimed at strengthening partnership in trade and economic affairs, agriculture and food security, and environment and climate action.

“These MoUs will cement our aspirations to promote bilateral partnerships in their respective sectors and open up new avenues for collaboration between the two countries and peoples,” said the Head of State.

The president spoke during a media address with Polish President Andrzej Duda, who is in the country for a State Visit, saying that the partnership will help Kenya to achieve its food security goals.

The President commended Poland for supporting Kenya’s dairy sector through the provision of milk coolers.

President Duda said Poland’s experience in dairy farming will be instrumental in expanding Kenya’s milk production capacity.

He noted that Poland is one of the biggest producers and exporters of powdered milk.

On his part, President Duda said Poland is keen on fostering strong economic relations with Kenya.

“This is not a courtesy visit. Instead, it is a visit which brings with it huge economic potential for the future,” he said.

President Ruto called on Polish investors to exploit investment opportunities in the country. He appealed to them to leverage on Kenya’s strategic geographical advantage for their regional and continental investments.

He appealed to them to leverage on Kenya’s strategic geographical advantage for their regional and continental investments.

“As a technology powerhouse, Kenya offers unrivalled opportunities,” he said.

The Head of State also said Kenya is looking for job opportunities in Poland to expand opportunities for Kenyans.

“We discussed the possibility of developing a Labour Mobility Framework to expand job opportunities available for our highly skilled young labour force while narrowing the labour deficit in Poland,” he said.

The two leaders also witnessed the signing of two other Memoranda of Understanding on tax solidarity and rural development.