Migori County has received a range of agricultural equipment from various donors to support farmer groups.
The Embassy of Korea donated six peanut butter shelling machines which are expected to enhance the local peanut production.
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) also donated equipment including feed millers and mixers, threshing machines, moisture meters, and soybean threshers. They are expected to play a great role in improving the productivity and efficiency of various agricultural processes within the county.
The Ministry of Agriculture also through the Plant Protection Unit contributed towards pest control efforts. The ministry donated to the county fall and African armyworm control chemicals, personal protective gear, and a motorized sprayer. These resources will enable effective pest management and protect crops from potential damage.
Receiving the equipment, Migori Governor Ochilo Ayacko accompanied by Agriculture CEC Hon. Lucas Mosenda, other county government officials, along with farmer groups, said the county government will on its side provide adequate capacity building and dissemination of technology to farmers for maximum returns. “These donations and contributions reflect the commitment of both local and international organizations to support the agricultural sector and boost productivity in the region. It’s an encouraging development that will benefit farmers and contribute to sustainable agriculture in the county,” said Ayacko.