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Raila Odinga: Avocado is the new Gold

Avocado is rising up fast to become the new gold in the world according to Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga. Raila Odinga was addressing farmers in Western Kenya during the launch of Avocado tree planning at Nyamira Girls’ High School and Bar Opuk Primary School in Bondo Constituency.

Avocado is a cash crop. Avocado is the new gold that has been found in the world… so we want to see this place become more and more green, said Odinga.

He urged farmers to plant Avocados to serve the region as a cash crop and increase their income. He encouraged the farmers to plant it in large quantities to be able to serve the region as a cash crop. He further encouraged the farmers by stating that he wants the people of Western Kenya to plant as many Avocado trees so that they can put up an avocado processing factory in Kisumu.

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Odinga went on to say that if the Avocado programme was properly embraced, then Western Kenya could produce more avocados that could even be exported to other parts of the world.

We want to have a flight emanating from Kisumu direct to London carrying Nyamira avocado. – Odinga

Leaders present included Siaya Senator James Orengo, Siaya Deputy Governor James Okumbe among others.


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    Joseph is the founder of Graduate Farmer, a Kenyan online platform that provides resources and tools to help farmers improve their agricultural practices and increase their productivity. Joseph is a passionate follower of Christ and farmer who loves to use technology to make a positive impact on people's lives.

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