The national government through the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives has boosted Kisii dairy farmers’ efforts towards achieving food security by donating a milk cooler, 3 artificial insemination kits, and modern abattoir equipment.
Speaking during the launch of Tree-planting exercise in Kisii National Polytechnic (KNP) in Kisii town, the manager Trustee of Commodity Fund and a representative of the Ministry of Agriculture Nancy Cheruiyot said Kenya produces 30 to 40% of milk in Africa.
“The Ministry of Agriculture is keen to ensure that food security in line with the government’s the big four is achieved because we know that a well-fed population is a healthy population,” she said.
Cheruiyot also added that the Ministry has employed more than 1 million dairy farmers across the country who produce about five billion liters of milk annually.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), International Center for Research and Sustainable Development Vicky Onderi, also donated 1,000 tree seedlings to the Kisii National Polytechnic to increase forest coverage in the region.
Kisii Central Deputy County Commissioner Wilberforce Kilonzo said the national government will provide a secure environment for the implementation of the big four agenda and urged donors to support the County in the manufacturing sector.
By Erastus Michieka