Bomet County government has begun discussion on areas of partnership with the government of the Netherlands.
According to the Netherlands Ambassador to Kenya Maarten Brouwer, Netherlands intends to work with Kenya, through counties, on Agriculture and conservation of Natural resources among other areas of partnership.
He was speaking at Bomet County headquarters when he paid a courtesy call to Bomet County Governor Prof. Hillary Barchok.
Brouwer stated that the government of the Netherlands will continue supporting many value chain support programs in the agricultural sector within the county to uplift the lives of the people.
“We are here in Bomet to look at the development and challenges that this great County is facing in order to get to the real situation and work on it. We extensively discussed agriculture, the environment, the importance of the Mau Forest, and the water catchment areas here in Bomet, we are going to look at programs that focus much on those issues and work on them,” explained Brouwer.
Ambassador Brouwer insisted there is a need for Bomet people to embrace technology in farming and practice modern methods of agriculture to boost their harvest.
On his part, Barchok hailed the Dutch Ambassador for his maiden visit to Bomet and urged him to open ways and link the County to his Country.
“We welcome the Netherlands ambassador who visited my office this morning in his tour of the counties in a bid to understand the uniqueness, challenges, and cultures and to appreciate the achievements we have realized through the support of the Dutch government,” explained Barchok.
Barchok further urged Brouwer to talk to his government and avail an easy market for agricultural products such as tea, and avocado among other products from the county.
The governor further noted that there is a need for residents to learn best farming practices to increase daily value chain production by expanding and enhancing what they already have.
He affirmed that his administration is working hard to introduce new technology to improve milk and beef value and artificial fertilization to improve the breed of animals in the county.
By Lamech Willy and Diana Chepkorir