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Faith Songok February 14, 2020

EMGWEN AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION OFFICERS TAKE UP THE NandE-FARM

Emgwen Sub County agricultural extension officers on Thursday got to interact with the already established NandE-Farm system.

Emgwen Sub County was the last cohort of the workshops accorded to all extension officers in all the six sub counties in Nandi.

The system is set to help the extension officers capture data for effective decision making on matters agricultural programs and policies plus aid in easy performance and documentation of their tasks such as facilitation of Farmer Census Management, AI programs, Vet services, Subsidy programs and Produce Market facilitation. These tasks have been digitized to ensure farmers’ and other stakeholders’ are able to access data for transparency and provide for easy access to effective service delivery at low to no cost.

The system has been integrated as a mobile app named E subsidy. The app is downloaded to devices provided for by the County Government to facilitate the process.

The officers were therefore trained on how to use the app to register farmers, edit farmers details, view current stock volumes, receive stock transferred to service points, redeem vouchers received, create new receipt for transaction, view agro dealer payments, create and view orders and to view product list.

These gadgets can work in remote locations with the GPRS and network features on.

In collaboration with a Geospatial system already established by the ICT department, NandE-Farm will allow capture of the location of the farmer plus the actual measurement of his or her farm.

This feature in its capacity to properly record the true ownership of the farm is much necessary in the ease of location to the farmer upon request of critical emergency services or any other services to the matter. It also identifies the nearest extension officer available within the farm proximity to ensure quick delivery of services.

This platform is therefore a game changer in the face of agriculture in Nandi County and a key transformational agenda His Excellency Mr. Stephen Arap Sang sets to see achieved for the full benefit of farmers in the county.

All wards in Emgwen namely Kapsabet, Chepkumia, Kilibwoni and Kapkangani were represented by their department heads in Agriculture and their extension officers.

Administrator Agriculture, Damaris Meli guiding two officers through the app system.

ICT Officer, Agriculture Silas Kichwen, guiding the officers in downloading app.

ICT head Agriculture Shadrack Kirui with two extension officers present at the workshop.

 

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