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How Kitui is Harnessing the Potential of Livestock Farming for Wealth Creation under Gov Malombe.

Kitui County under the leadership of Governor Dr Julius Makau Malombe is burgeoning opportunity for economic growth and prosperity: livestock farming. Addressing a gathering of livestock traders in Mwingi Central subcounty, Dr. Stephen Mbaya Kimwele, the Agriculture and Livestock County Minister, underscored the pivotal role of livestock farming in the region’s agricultural landscape.

According to Dr. Kimwele, livestock farming employs approximately 50% of the agricultural labor force in Kitui County. Moreover, domestic livestock accounts for about 30% of the total marketed agricultural products, highlighting its significant contribution to the local economy. With such promising statistics, Dr. Kimwele emphasized the need to channel efforts and resources into bolstering this sector further.

“An efficient and prosperous animal agriculture historically has been the mark of a strong, well-developed nation,” Dr. Kimwele remarked. Indeed, the potential for livestock farming to address food security, nutrition, and wealth creation cannot be overstated. In Kitui County, where agricultural activities play a crucial role in livelihoods, investing in livestock farming holds the key to unlocking economic opportunities for its residents.

Central to the commitment to promote livestock farming is the Kitui Promise, spearheaded by H.E Dr. Malombe. This initiative underscores the county government’s dedication to supporting livestock farmers through various means, including vaccination programs, disease control measures, and breed improvement strategies. By investing in these interventions, Kitui aims to enhance the productivity and resilience of its livestock sector, ultimately driving economic growth and prosperity across the region.

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The Kitui Promise represents a holistic approach to livestock farming that prioritizes sustainability, innovation, and inclusivity. By harnessing the expertise of agricultural stakeholders, leveraging technological advancements, and fostering partnerships with local and international entities, Kitui County is poised to realize the full potential of its livestock farming industry.

As we look towards the future, the success of livestock farming in Kitui County serves as a testament to the power of agriculture to transform communities and drive sustainable development. Through continued collaboration, investment, and unwavering commitment, Kitui is paving the way for a brighter, more prosperous tomorrow—one where livestock farming not only sustains livelihoods but also fuels economic growth and prosperity for generations to come.

In conclusion, the journey towards wealth creation through livestock farming in Kitui County is underway, fueled by the vision and determination of its leaders, stakeholders, and farmers alike. With the Kitui Promise guiding the way, the potential for livestock farming to serve as a catalyst for economic transformation has never been more promising.


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