The County Government through the Department of Agriculture, Agribusiness, Livestock and Fisheries distributed 170,000 fish fingerlings and 900 bags of fish feed to farmers on Wednesday to promote fish farming across the county and increase the intake of white meat which is very healthy.
Agriculture Chief Officer Elijah Koech speaking while leading the exercise expressed Governor Bii’s determination to promote farmers as outlined in the Nguzo Kumi agenda and enhance the living standard of the locals.
As a department, we are determined to support our farmers, and therefore call upon farmers to immerse into aqua-culture; white meat is much more nutritious and free from cholesterol cancer,” added Mr. Koech.
Deputy Director for Fisheries, Edna Kemei on her part, emphasized the county’s conducive climatic condition terming it as favourable for fish farming. She added that with the availability of dams and boreholes, farmers can access water to construct fish ponds.
She further noted that the endeavour will largely boost fish farming and improve food security.
Our extension officers are over-committed to serving fish farmers in all wards in the county to ensure proper rearing of fish that certifies high production,’ added Ms Kemei.
Uasin Gishu fish farmers co-operative Society, chairperson Samuel Kanya expressed his gratitude to the department as they motivated all fish farmers to register with the co-operative society to enable them access links to the market and other opportunities from the County Government.
He added that the co-operative is looking forward to building more fish outlets in Turbo and Cheptiret Markets and called on the County Government to support their objectives to enable farmers to access the market and improve on Bahati market to facilitate sun drying.
Leave a Reply