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Good News To Farmers As Agricultural Department of Nakuru Improvise Its Production

The Department of Agriculture held a stakeholders meeting in the pyrethrum value chain dubbed Pyrethrum Processors Caucus meeting at the Agricultural Training Center (ATC) Soilo.

The meeting brought together various stakeholders in the pyrethrum sector to discuss on provision of quality planting materials before the planting season commences. Agriculture Chief Officer, Mr Kibet Maina said since inception of the pyrethrum revival program the County Government in collaboration with various partners has distributed over 22 million seedlings.

Mr. Maina further reiterated the administration's commitment to support, and train farmers on proper Agricultural practices. It was highlighted that collaborative efforts will be significant in the journey of increasing pyrethrum acreage in the county.

In 2021 Nakuru County produced 256 metric tons of pyrethrum out of the total 500 metric tons produced by a total of 19 counties.

The County Government of Nakuru held it's first Climate Change Ward Planning Committee workshop today as part of the requirements in recently gazetted Nakuru County Climate Change Act 2021.

The forum which was attended by ward Representatives from all parts of the County alongside other key stakeholders was meant to embrace the Bottom-Up approach in creating Climate resilience among Nakuru County's residents through familiarising them with the provisions of the Act.

Having identified the various vital sectors that are the most vulnerable to impacts of climate change, the committee developed various actionable interventions to combat Climate change in Nakuru County. With the recent experience of rising temperatures, irregular and unpredictable rainfall, pest and disease invasion, increased drought and servere floods within and outside

Nakuru County and the world in general, climate change action is a fundamental procedure.

"Our County's commitment to climate change is motivated by the desire to be the leading Climate-smart City in Kenya- which leads in financing for climate change actions across the Sub-saharan Africa" Said Mr. Kiogora Muriithi, Chief officer for Environment, Energy, Natural Resources and Climate Change.

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Department of Agriculture Kibet Maina Maina Nakuru Nakuru County

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