The County Government of Elgeyo Marakwet has disbursed Kshs. 35.5 Million to 74 groups from six wards across the county which are implementing the Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project (KCSAP). The phase two funding shall be implemented along four value chains which include dairy, potato, tomatoes and indigenous chicken.
Officiating the event, Deputy Governor Wisley Rotich urged the groups to ensure that the funds are used in a prudent way. He said that he was impressed with the manner in which phase one was implemented. “This is a program that everyone wants to be associated with. You’ve done so well and we want to make it a norm in our county,” Rotich said.
The CEC Agriculture, Ann Kibosia congratulated the groups who benefitted from the program urging them to ensure they work within the World Bank framework who have funded the programme.
The County Project Coordinator, Margaret Kendagor said that KCSAP has transformed the livelihoods of many residents in Elgeyo Marakwet County. She appreciated the immense support from stakeholders and other players in overseeing the implementation of the project as per the World Bank framework.
Simon Cheptot, the Director Kenya Metereogical Department said that they are implementing component 3 of daily weather focus and update which is crucial in planning farming activities. Cheptot said that as a Ministry, they will be doing regular weather forecast updates and ensure they update accurately. “We are doing weather stations in Kapcherop, Kapyego, Kabanon-Kapkamak, Flouspar, Kocholwo and Metkei. This will ensure that the forecast will