Nyeri County has emerged position one in the implementation of the Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Programme (KCSAP) in the latest review.
While presenting the trophies won by the Department of Agriculture to Governor Kahiga Mutahi, Agriculture CEC James Wachihi said the County had surpassed several targets in the latest review.
On Micro projects, a county was to have approved 150 CIGs (Common Interest Groups) and funded 100 of them. Nyeri has approved 398 and funded 122.
A county was to have approved 5 producer organizations and disbursed funds to at least two of them. Nyeri has approved 5 producer organizations and given funds to 3 producer organizations.
A county was to have approved 20 sub projects and have at least two funded and implementation complete. Nyeri has approved 20, funded 7 and implementation of five sub projects were complete by the time of assessment.
A county was supposed to have absorbed 40 percent of the disbursed funds and Nyeri had an absorption rate of 98.89 percent.
The CEC further noted that other mega projects by KCSAP such as the construction of Kiria Dam, Lusoi Phase II and Thiha Sagana Irrigation Scheme are over 95% complete. The Department has also developed five extension videos for dairy farmers in conjunction with Digital Green.
Governor Kahiga applauded the team for the commendable work they have been doing and encouraged them to continue with the same spirit.
Also present were Chief Officer Ruth Mwangi and KCSAP coordinator Alice Gichuki.