Nakuru County counting on digital platforms to offer extension services

The County Government of Nakuru will continue offering extension services to farmers through online platforms in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking at the 11th Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology (RVIST) Agribusiness 2020 Digital Expo, Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries CEC Dr. Immaculate Maina lauded farmers for their resilience and adaptability noting that the prevalence of Coronavirus disease did not deter them from farming. She added that the County Government aims to produce enough, safe and quality food and provide a future where the youth have an opportunity to take their space in the agricultural landscape.

Dr Maina says that the County, through the Agricultural Training Center will soon offer virtual training to boost the existing services offered by the Nakuru Farmers Call Center.

According to RVIST Principal Mr. Dan Mutai, the pandemic has necessitated the change of strategy in disseminating information to farmers forcing organizers to hold a Digital Expo.

Last year the Expo attracted over 6,000 farmers who received training on agribusiness from over 40 exhibitors who participated.

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