The Makueni County Drought Coordinator (CDC) Daniel Mbuvi has urged farmers to take advantage of the ongoing rains to plant their crops in their farms in order to increase food production.
Consequently, Mbuvi encouraged farmers to grow major crops like maize, sorghum, millet, green grams, cowpeas, pigeon peas and beans during this rainy season and boost food security in the county.
Also the CDC challenged the farmers to engage in livestock production since there was pasture across the county due to the increased rainfall being witnessed in the county.
“Water and forage availability is likely to improve with the onset of long rains that will impact positively on the household in the county hence improve food security situation,” said Mbuvi in a report contained in the Drought Early Warning bulletin.
The official revealed that the ongoing rains will boost Livestock body condition due to availability of pasture and water while also said milk production will also improve.
By Ronald Rono