INFORMING ON MANAGERIAL EFFECTIVENESS AS A DEVELOPMENT TOOL TO THRIVE THE POTATO SECTOR IN NANDI; NANDI POTATO CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY
Nandi Potato Co-operative Society management committee were convened to a status review and managerial governance meeting to exclusively examine and measure their administration bases and priorities which are critical informants of decision making, an ultimate of the efficiency of the success achieved by the society.
The aim of the forum which was organized by the County Government under the Department of Agriculture and Co-operative Development, was to well verse the managerial team with clear insights, to guide the team in making available a stabilized, adequate and comprehensive accord to the structures the society uses to run its operations.
Key elements discussed was on compliance management, objective assessments in decision making, identifying options and better alternatives upon challenging encounters, prioritization of technical support at production level, effective marketing objectives that will ensure growth and profitability ,in addition to economically empowering its members in diversifying the commercialization of their produce .
The County Government of Nandi under the National Agricultural and Rural Inclusive Growth Project (NARIGP) confides in commercializing potato farming in Nandi through this cooperative, a union of potato farmers, whose membership aim is to benefit from their collective bargain to establish infrastructures sufficient enough to increase productivity and profitability of their produce.
Farmers are encouraged to join the society and enjoy the County Government support in its provision of a favorable regulatory environment when it comes to resource and governance facilitation, provision of high quality certified seedlings, access to experienced technical support through extension services, cushion risk as an investor in large scale production and other investment opportunities in potato production, storage and marketing of produce.
So far as a marketing society, the co-operative has recorded achievements in supporting member potato farmers in areas mentioned above.
The CECM Agriculture and Cooperative Development Dr. Kiplimo Araap Lagat and the chief officers Agriculture and Co-operative Development Mr. Wilson Lelei and Dr. Benadatte Tiony respectively emphasized on the vital significance of working in compliance to the frameworks in stipulation and broadening the capacity and potential present to upscale and sustain growth and profitability of the potato value chain in Nandi.
Also present were staff in their respective roles in the value chain operations.