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Households to benefit from Iron-Rich Bean seeds distribution

To bolster nutrition and enhance food security, Elgeyo Marakwet Deputy Governor Prof. Cheserek spearheaded the flagging off of 20 metric tonnes of ‘Nyota’ iron-rich bean seeds.

The distribution targets vulnerable communities, including People Living with Disabilities (PLWDs), among others.

Prof. Cheserek underscored the multifaceted benefits of the endeavor, stating, that the initiative not only targets improving the nutritional status of our communities but also serves as a strategic step towards enhancing food security within our county.

“We want to ensure that families are food secure and also as an income-generating activity,” she noted.

The distribution is part of a five-year partnership with HarvestPlus and World Vision, aiming to benefit more than 10,000 households in the region.

Echoing the sentiments of collaboration, Agriculture and Livestock CEC Mr. Edwin Seroney who urged beneficiaries to prioritize the cultivation of the iron-rich beans.

He emphasized the importance of actively participating in the agricultural initiative to ensure its success and long-term benefits for the community.

By Rennish Okong’o 

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