Uasin Gishu County Executive Member for Agriculture and Livestock Development Samwel Yego has called on farmers to embrace diversification, this as a way of boosting their livelihoods.
Speaking on Wednesday while distributing beehives to farmers in Turbo Sub County, Yego noted that apiculture is one of the County’s initiatives that is aimed at empowering the farmers.
“As a County, we have been supporting farmers through providing alternative farming systems that are short term and profitable,” said Yego
“…recently we launched promotional crops that will take us a long way and greater yields that will uplift the economic status of our region”, he reiterated
On her part, Livestock Development Chief Officer Dr. Victoria Tarus pointed out that the diversification goals will help promote food security, besides enabling one to earn a living.
“As a county, we wish to see you (farmers) prosper. This is why we’re giving the hives and we ask you to take good care of them. You can purchase more from the income you will get from your harvest”, added Tarus.
12 groups involving the youth, Women, and People Living with Disabilities benefited from the project.
Livestock Director Simeon Langat, Sub County Livestock Director and Ward Livestock Officers were present during the exercise.