Empowering Sustainable Agriculture: IFAD Delegation Engages with Nandi County on Integrated Natural Resources Management Program (INReMP) Project Design.
Today, the County Government of Nandi hosted a powerful delegation from IFAD, led by country director Mariatu Kamara. The visit focused on the Design Mission for the upcoming Integrated Natural Resources Management Programme (INReMP), a collaborative effort funded by the Government of Kenya, IFAD and the County Government of Nandi.
The design mission aimed to engage in extensive consultations with the County Government of Nandi leadership, NGOs, farmer organizations, and other stakeholders to finalize the detailed intervention plan for the program.
The main goal of INReMP is to enhance food, nutrition, and income security in rural households within a sustainable and resilient ecosystem. Its Project Development Objective (PDO) is to improve integrated natural resources management, bolster resilience to climate change, and enhance the livelihoods of beneficiaries, particularly women, youth, and vulnerable groups.
INReMP will unfold through two technical components and a third cross-cutting component facilitating effective program implementation.
Component 1: Community-led Enhanced Environment and INRM, Ecosystem Services, and Climate Action.
Component 2: Improved, Inclusive and Sustainable Rural Livelihoods.
Component 3: Institutional Strengthening, Policy Support and Programme Coordination.
During the meeting, executive members, led by session Chair Dr. Kiplimo Araap Lagat of the Agriculture department, reiterated the County Government of Nandi’s support for the program. Earlier in the day, the team paid a courtesy visit to Deputy Governor Dr. Yulita Cheruiyot Mitei. #ContinuedTransformation
Saccos play very important roles in our communities by encouraging a habit of saving to the clientele and this is usually done through lending of loans to common interest groups and individuals.
Today, Kilven cooperatives with a total of 236 members from 4 Zones of Tulon, Lolminingai, Terige, Kilibwoni, Arwos, Kaplamai, Kabirsang, Kipture and Kipsigak held its first Annual General Meeting as well as electing its executive members.
Speaking during the meeting, Emgwen Sub County Cooperative Officer Mercylyn Limo, emphasized on the need for massive registration of members in order to benefit from the NAVCDP project. “Let’s all strive to bring on board more members to the Sacco as this will lead to more shares and growth for all of us” she said.
Kilven Cooperative, is one of 20 SACCOs established across 20 different wards in the county and earmarked for support under the NAVCDP project. Besides capacity building, the SACCO will receive inclusion grants (which includes setting up of an office and automation) and matching grants as a seed capital.
Newly Appointed Chief Officers for Agriculture and Cooperative Development Department Officially Assume Responsibilities
To ensure the Department of Agriculture and Cooperative Development’s operations continue smoothly under Governor Stephen Sang’s renewed mandate, Dr. Kiplimo Araap Lagat, the CEC Member for Agriculture and Cooperative Development, has today presided over the taking over ceremony of newly appointed Agriculture and Cooperative Development Chief Officers, Dr. Paul Sanga and Ms. Caroline Lagat.
The handover ceremony was held at the Department of Agriculture and Cooperative Development and was attended by administrative officials from the County Secretary’s office, Chairman agriculture committee county assembly Hon. Julius Kipkosgei, as well as directors and staff from the Agriculture department.
Speaking during the handover/taking over ceremony, CECM Dr. Kiplimo Arap Lagat extensively highlighted on the importance of commitment, transparency and accountability in the management and implementation of open governance and ensuring efficiency of service delivery for the promotion and development of the agricultural sector in Nandi.
“As a department, we are committed to ensuring that our agricultural sector is well managed, and that all priorities are obliged. Our biggest mandate as a department is to implement policies and regulations. Our responsibility is to create effective sequence of strategies and proposed actions for the synchronization of the primary function of the department which is to promote and support the growth and development of the agricultural sector in Nandi, and it is our responsibility to implement them.”
Dr. Sanga expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to serve the people of Nandi County in his new role and pledged to work closely with all staff and stakeholders to ensure the success of the agriculture and cooperative development activities in the county.
On her part, Chief Officer Cooperative Development, Ms Caroline Lagat reiterated the zeal to implement the department’s mission of open governance and efficient service delivery to the public engaged to agriculture and cooperative development.
The newly appointed officials are now expected to work closely with the public and all stakeholders to achieve the county’s goals and objectives towards a vibrant agricultural sector. #ContinuedTransformation