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SNV trains farmers in Narok

The Netherlands Development Organization (SNV), trained farmers on adoption and use of innovative fodder technologies and integrated landscape management practices in Narok County.

Speaking during the training in Narok, Bibiana Wanalwenge, who is SNV Communication Coordinator, said the adoption and use of innovative technologies on fodder will guarantee pastoralists fodder and forage for their animals under any conditions.

“There is a need for farmers to use innovative fodder and forage technologies that are resilient to climate change,” added Wanalwenge.

Wanalwenge said everyone has a responsibility of ensuring that the environment is conserved and maintained well so that it can be able to withstand these emerging effects of climate change in the country.

“People should conserve the environment. By ensuring that the environment is maintained and supporting landscapes that support integrated landscape Management,” Said Wanalwenge.

Wanalwenge said investing on fodder practices is for everyone, not only for those who keep livestock, however, challenges the youths to be part and parcel of these fodder activities.

David Koriata, a farmer from Lulunga, thanked the trainers for the training opportunity, thus ensuring SNV-trainers that they will adopt these new innovative technologies.

“We will make use of the knowledge acquired, and we will inform our fellow farmers at home. New innovative fodder technology is the way to go” added Koriata.

Evans Topisia, a County Representative in the office of Communication, said by empowering the local communities and providing them with these innovative technologies’ tools will help them to adapt to climate change.

Topisia called upon the media to prioritize on providing educative messages to the farmers on the innovative fodder technologies, to assist them adopt new ways of doing things in this error.

SNV is known for implementing the Integrated and Climate Smart Innovations for Agro-pastoralist Economics and Landscapes Kenya’s ASAL (ICSIAPL) project in Kenya.

By John Kaleke

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