The Trans Nzoia disaster committee is working on a plan that will see them take proactive measures against disasters.
The Trans Nzoia County Commissioner (CC), Samson Ojwang while addressing disasters committee members in his board room on Tuesday instructed the education department to ensure all schools have enough stock of maize owing to the looming maize shortage.
“All schools within the county must furnish this committee with levels of their food stocks for us to find ways of getting maize to assist them,” he said.
He said the committee is working closely with the county government to advice farmers on the best practices of farming in order to counter drought effects.
“We want each government officer in relevant offices to give advisories in good time to avoid losses especially in
agriculture where we expect extension officers to advise farmers on early maturing crops and diversification,” he said.
Even as the disaster committee discusses measures to evade eventualities, at least 2,000 acres under maize is facing fall army worm infestation.
The Trans Nzoia county Agriculture county executive, Mary Nzomo in an interview said that her office is
targeting to guard 105,000 acres against fall army worms.
Nzomo asked farmers to carry out spraying in the morning and late in the evening to control the worms effectively.
By Pauline Ikanda