Project boosts Nakuru extension services

Nakuru County has received laptops from Kenya Cereal Enhancement Program- Climate Resilient Agricultural Livelihoods (KCEP-CRAL), an IFAD-funded project for use by extension officers to enable them to provide extension services to farmers.

While receiving the equipment, Chief Officer in charge of Livestock and Fisheries Dr Michael Cheruiyot said the equipment will go a long way in improving extension services as part of Governor Susan Kihika’s agenda on agriculture.

He noted that the county will help in supporting the officers in ensuring more smallholder farmers in the sub-counties benefit from the project.

The project currently is being implemented in Njoro and Molo sub-counties and has seen agricultural officers receive motorbikes with the program set to end in 2024.

KCEP-CRAL Project Coordinator, Maryanne Njogu appreciated the county’s role and support in the achievement of the set targets in the implementation of program activities.

Over 3,000 smallholder farmers in the sub-counties have been empowered to practice commercially oriented, climate-resilient agricultural practices through improvements in production, post-production management practices, and market linkages for maize, beans, and potatoes value chains.

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