As the County Government of Uasin Gishu continues with its diversification calls among the county farmers to realize increased food production, the same calls were on Wednesday echoed by Kesses Member of Parliament Hon CPA Julius Rutto when he officially graced the opening of this year’s Eldoret National Agricultural Show.
The event themed Promoting Climate Smart agriculture and trade initiatives for sustainable economic growth is in line with Uasin Gishu County’s strategy for Food Security and Economic Empowerment.
According to County Executive Committee Member for Agriculture and livestock Mr. Edward Sawe, the event provides a platform for farmers to create linkages with various stakeholders in the agricultural industry, including the private sector, Government and Development Partners.
Sawe says the event also offers a platform to promote agricultural entrepreneurship and trade by showcasing new technologies, opportunities and skills.
Climate Change continues to threaten food security and income for farmers in Uasin Gishu and to address issues of Climate Change in Agriculture, the department has invested in irrigation projects through the Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project(KCSAP) at an approximate cost of Ksh 140 million” added Sawe.
The event which began today and is expected to run for four days is expected to be graced by Governor H.E Jonathan Bii on Thursday.
At least over 150 exhibitors are showcasing various agricultural products.
Chief Officers Mr. Elijah Koech(Agriculture) and Mr. Nickson Cheplong(Livestock) were among present.
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