The Smallholder Dairy Commercialization Program (SDCP) has played a great role in increasing the income of households in the rural areas across the County, majorly through dairy farming.
Even when it exits, the IFAD-funded program has greatly empowered dairy farmers, this through capacity building, a move that has led to an improvement of production in the dairy sector.
The County with an aim of empowering the farmers through dairy production implemented the program by providing enough support to the farmers, further linking the farmers with milk processors like KCC.
In line with this, the County through the Department of Agriculture, Livestock Development has acquired 46 milk coolers across all wards and distributed to cooperative societies.
According to Executive in charge of Agriculture, Samwel Yego, the program has impacted farmers, building them to levels that has seen an increase of milk production in the County.
As a County Government, we will always strive to ensure continuity and sustainability meeting the goals and visions of the program to the latter”.
“We implemented this program and we are aware of the merits this program will earn us. The program is ending but the Project is sprouting strong, bigger and powerful”, said Yego.
Giving his remarks, Chief Officer in charge of Agriculture, Julius Rotich, noted that the program has to be self-reliant and independent, that has seen other farmers embrace new technologies in production.
As the program exits, we have a lot to tell with regards to what we have gained through the skills and technical know-how,” added Rotich.
The exit program ceremony was attended by dairy farmers from across the County, who praised the program for its support and positive marks it left them with.