The County Government Of Uasin Gishu, Department of Agriculture on Tuesday held a consultative meeting with County officers drawn from Agriculture, Agribusiness, Livestock, Fisheries, Environment, and Cooperatives to carry out a mapping exercise ahead of the implementation of the Resource Management model.
Speaking during the meeting, Agriculture CECM Mr. Edward Sawe said that the exercise is in a bid to Re-engineer the extension services by the deployment of all the staff drawn from the involved Department to ward level and each staff to be assigned acreage that will see them manage.
CECM Sawe said that Unreliable and sometimes nonexistent agricultural extension services have led to poor farming practices, which can lead to low yields for smallholder farmers.
Sawe said that this has pushed them to take a paradigm shift from production to resource farming
According to Sawe Subdivision of land and climate, change have emerged as among the significant threats to food security in the county saying that there is a worrying trend of a decrease in the production of food despite the increasing population.
Chief Officers Elijah Koech(Agriculture and Agribusiness) Mary Kerich (Environment and climate change) and Directors Philip Biama (Veterinary services) and Reuben Seroney (Agriculture) were among those who were present.
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