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Department of Agriculture distributed seeds ,seedlings and farm inputs to Kerio Valley Farmers

The department of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries in partnership with Drought Resilience and Sustainable Livelihoods Programme (DRLSP) today distributed assorted vegetable seeds, seedlings and inputs to more than 400 Barwessa irrigation Scheme farmers in order to boost productivity along Kerio valley region.

The programme aims at building resilience of communties against drought and hunger related effects as well as improve on nutritional levels particularly among women and children.

While flagging off the consignment at Governor's Office in Kabarnet, Deputy Governor H.E Jacob Chepkwony urged farmers to utilize the donation in order reap maximum benefits as this initiative will support and mitigate against the effects of COVID-19 pandemic. 

"As a government, we are focusing on unlocking the potential of our farmers as we strive to promote and rebuild productivity after being hard hit by the Corona virus as we resursitate the economy," he added. 

The CEC for Agriculture, Livestock Development and Fisheries reiterated that the department's commitment to empower farmers return to normalcy after the COVID-19 period.

Several farmer's representative who received the donation assured the government and the development partners of improved farming activities especially irrigation activities in order to generate income at household level.

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Agriculture Department of Agriculture Drought Resilience and Sustainable Livelihoods Programme Kerio Kerio Valley


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