County partners with faith based organizations to boost agriculture

Nakuru Agriculture CEC Dr Immaculate Maina at St. Elizabeth demo farm
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Nakuru County Government   partners with faith based organizations in Nakuru which play an important role in promoting positive socio-economic outcomes at grass-root levels.

Agriculture CEC, Dr. Immaculate Maina, said with such collaborations not only do communities grow spiritually but also get to increase their income and production especially in the agricultural field. The County is working to promote dry land technologies and crops by offering training on smart solutions to raise agricultural productivity which has helped and will help farmers avert intermittent climatic changes and poverty.

She was speaking at the St. Elizabeth demo farm in Waseges ward, Subukia Sub County over the weekend, during the third graduation of over 100 women and men graduates. The graduates who underwent a 6-month training have been trained on horticultural production, animal husbandry and bee keeping. She congratulated the graduates who included the first batch of men who are pioneers of bee keeping, and said that the County will continue providing support with training on value addition.

The Program Coordinator of the St. Elizabeth demo farm Sr. Vicky Wanjiru, said that this was a major milestone to bringing a balance on gender equity and thanked the County for support.

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