CELEBRATING WORLD FOOD DAY
Nandi County today joined the rest of the world in commemorating World Food Day at Mama Damaris Chemogos farm in Cheptil, Kabisaga Ward. Mama Damaris is a dedicated, hard working and highly spirited farmer trying to utilize every aspect she has at hand to increase food production.
According to UNICEF, 1 in 3 children around the world suffer from a poor diet. Meaning over 200 million children face life-long health problems because they don’t get enough food or are eating food that doesn’t contain enough nutrients. In Nandi,
On this day, the County department of Agriculture and Cooperative Development organized for farmers Field Day and exhibition at Cheptil Cooling Plant promoting sustainable agriculture and production of nutritious organic foods in Nandi County to mark the day.
Speaking during the event, CECM in charge of Agriculture & Cooperative Development Dr. Kiplimo Araap Lagat took this chance to advocate for sustainable organic food production that will increase both Food & Nutrition Security and reduce levels of Malnutrition in Nandi County and Country at large.
The annual celebration of World Food Day is an effort by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), of the United Nations UN, and sister organization World Food Programme (WFP), to help address malnutrition and hunger across the world. This year, it aims to push people everywhere to take action, under the theme: “Our Actions Are Our Future.”
Also present during the celebrations were Mosop Sub-County Administrator Mr. Nehemiah Chumbah, County Director of Agriculture, County director for fisheries, Sub-County Crop Officer among others.