Yesterday, Irish Ambassador Dr Vincent O’Neill met with Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) President Joe Healy who is currently visiting Kenya with Self Help Africa and their chief executive Ray Jordan.
Discussions focused on strengthening Irish and Kenyan agri-business links and the growing number of Irish companies exploring business opportunities in the East African country.
The IFA has chosen Self Help Africa as its charity partner and their leaders are using the trip to meet with farming groups including the Kenya National Farmers Federation (KENAFF), the International Livestock Research Institute (IRLI) and the International Food Policy and Research Institute.
As well as visiting farmers in Uganda, Mr Healy is also travelling to Ethiopia, where Self Help Africa started its first projects in the aftermath of the 1984-85 famine. This support included the IFA-supported delivery of 2,000t of Cara Donegal seed potatoes.