HomeAGRICULTURECounty Govt, NARIGP issue Sh 3.2M grant to Farmer Groups in Kitui.

County Govt, NARIGP issue Sh 3.2M grant to Farmer Groups in Kitui.

Thursday 11th April,2024_

The County Government of Kitui in collaboration with the National Agriculture Inclusive Growth Project (NARIGP) have embarked on the issuance of cheques to 65 Community Driven Development Committees (CDDCs) in Mwingi Central, Mwingi North, Kitui Rural, Kitui East and Kitui Central Sub Counties.

Speaking today when he led the exercise in Mwingi Central and Mwingi North Sub Counties, Kitui CECM For Agriculture and Livestock Dr. Stephen Mbaya Kimwele said the cheques will benefit different farmer interest groups in 13 Wards across the county.

The initiative which is aimed at improving Agricultural productivity and profitability to rural communities, is among many other milestones by Dr.Julius Malombe’s administration, aimed at increasing Agricultural productivity and enhancing food security.

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He highlighted the need for farmers to form cooperatives saying it’s the only way they will benefit more and boost their incomes.

The CECM further emphasized the need for capacity building of farmer groups noting its crucial as it equips farmers with knowledge and skills leading to improved food security, diversified incomes, community development, resilience to climate change and better market access.

The Sh.3.2M grants will help to bolster different value chains across the county.

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