Month: August 2018

23 Aug
By: Evans Sirma 0 0

SANG ON ROUND TABLE WITH DAIRY FARMERS TO CHART WAY ON MILK PROCCESING.

By Cornelius Kipkoech Chebwaai.

Plans to establish the first ever milk processing factory in Nandi has kicked off after the County Government of Nandi begun to hold a series of consultative meetings with dairy stakeholders in the county to lay down all the necessary strategies.

In a consultative meeting held in Kapsabet with all the Dairy Cooperative Societies in Nandi on Tuesday, Nandi Governor Stephen Sang said the County government has allocated 115 Million shillings in the 2018/2019 financial year towards the establishment of the milk processing plant and the process of building the factory and acquisition of machines will begin before the end of this year.

However, Governor sang lamented that low volumes of milk being produced currently could adversely affect the 200,000 Capacity factory once it is operational.

Sang said the current capacity of milk produced stands at 51,000 Litres only and there were need for the farmers to improve the productivity to meet the capacity of the processing plant.

The county boss said the his administration will  continue to work tirelessly  to ensure that the daily milk production targets are met as the construction of the milk factory gets underway citing the already running Artificial Insemination program as one of the ambitious interventions by his government to ensure that high quality livestock breeds are sired for the dairy farmers.

On the other hand, Dairy farmers lauded governor Sang’s efforts to transform the County’s Agriculture sector pledging to put together their efforts to ensure the success of the Value Addition Strategies laid down by his government.

It is estimated that nearly 17,000 households in Nandi practice small scale dairy farming with an Avarage milk production standing at a paltry 3Litres per household.

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20 Aug
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03 Aug
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Nandi County’s Conseslus Kipruto wins gold in the ongoing African Athletics Championship in Asaba, Nigeria

Nandi’s finest and 3000M Olympic champion Conseslus Kipruto won Kenya a second Gold Medal in the ongoing Africa Athletics Championships in Asaba, Nigeria. Nandi County prides in nurturing world’s best athletics that has continuously lifted Kenya’s banner high in the world of athletics.

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03 Aug
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Governor Sang graces Nandi Farmers Summit and Expo

“Value addition plays a key role in ensuring food security, which is one of the Big Four Agenda, is achieved. This is the reason we have prioritized the establishment of a milk processing plant so that dairy farmers can get maximum value from their produce and improve their fortunes. My administration has also intensified capacity building and training of farmers geared towards transformation from subsistence to commercial dairy farming.” Governor Stephen Sang

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