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Kapelibok farmers geared up for the planting season

The County Department of Agriculture Aaron Nanok led the distribution of farm tools and certified seeds to Kapelibok farmers of Kaputir Ward, Turkana South Sub-County.

The team distributed seeds, watermelon, spinach, cowpeas, kale, and tomato seeds donated by the VSF Germany as part of their livelihoods support programme.

The programme which was initiated three years ago has supported farmers in Kapelbok with essential resources such as water, farm tools, seeds and livestock vaccinations.

Director Nanok emphasized the importance of consulting the County Government and farmers before purchasing seeds.

“I urge the farmers to continue with their commitment and hard work in enhancing food security,” he said.

He highlighted that such collaboration would contribute to scaling up and commercializing food production, which aligned with the Governor’s agenda on food security.

County Cooperatives Officer Gabriel Okata expressed gratitude to VSF Germany for the support, noting that the distributed seeds aimed to cover 750 hectares.

VSF Project Lead Francis Lolimo reiterated the support to over 800 farmers across Kapelibok, Juluk and Nawepeto Irrigation Schemes, which would contribute to reducing malnutrition.

Also in attendance was the Sub-County Agricultural Officer Francis Ekumu, Sub-County Crop Officer Lucy Angiror, VSF Germany Project Manager Peter Mutevu and Ward Administrator Simon Koloi.

By Peter Gitonga

 

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