Nyandarua farmers’ groups get grants

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Seventy two farmers’ groups in Nyandarua County have benefited with grants worth Ksh. 60 million under the Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project.

The groups, from Kipipiri, Ndaragwa and Kinangop, are part of the 300 organized groups which presented successful proposals for funding in the target areas – dairy farming, commercial peas, Irish potatoes and indigenous chicken rearing – under the World Bank funded programme.

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“We will continue to seek external partnerships which supplement what we have at the County for development. I call upon our farmers to organize themselves in groups and cooperative societies to enjoy this kind of support – both by my Government and external partners,” Governor Kimemia said during the function held at Wakiriogo stadium in Kipipiri ward.

Noting that Nyandarua County is one of the 24 counties in the country jointly collaborating with the National Government and the World Bank to implement the Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project, Governor Kimemia added that the project aims at supporting production of drought tolerant crops, forage production, storage and marketing, and small scale farmer managed irrigation.

Other projects include de-silting of dams, water-pans and waterways, building of reservoirs, installing boreholes, constructing and rehabilitating small farmer-managed irrigation schemes, disease surveillance and vaccination.

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