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23 Feb
By: Evans Sirma 0 0

HANDING OVER OF KAPTUMO ShowMAP PROJECT TO THE COUNTY GOVERNMENT OF NANDI

Cabinet Secretary Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Willie Bett has today officially handed over Kaptumo ShowMap project in Aldai sub county to the County Government of Nandi.
Governor Cleophas Lagat welcomed the move and urged the ministry to constantly review the markets to ensure sustainability and continuity.” My government is ready to work with the National Government to ensure that farmers benefit from the farm produce and that there is access to markets” he added.
Speaking when he visited the Governor in his office, the CS emphasized on the need to diversify in Agriculture and introduce fresh produce to the market. ‘’ We need to urge farmers to plant crops that are of high value and can be exported like avocados and macadamia” he added. Mr. Bett also said that there is a growing need to partner with counties so that the Ministry can be able to mechanize agriculture, involve the youth and make it easier to access cheap credit.
So far, Ksh. 152 million has been used to construct Kibiok,Serem, Labuiywo and Kaptumo markets in the County with the aim of supporting small scale farmers in the region.

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