Nyamira County farmers have benefitted from a Shs 60 million grant from the county government to boost their agricultural activities.
Nyamira County governor Amos Nyaribo, County Secretary James Ntabo, agriculture CEC Peris Mong’are among other county officials witnessed the handing over of the cheque to the farmer groups across the five sub-counties.
Nyaribo said the funding will go a long way in ensuring farmers benefit from their agricultural produce since the resources will help them in the value addition of their products hence generating more income.
“In Nyamira County, we depend entirely on agriculture and that is why we have put more focus as the county government in ensuring that our farmers get the necessary support that will enable them to make more profit from their produce,” Nyaribo said.
The county boss spoke in his office in Nyamira Town on Wednesday where he called upon farmers to come together and form groups so that they can be able to get more funding from the county and national government.
“This is a wake-up call to all our farmers that if we work together, form groups we can easily access county and national government goodies as compared to when we are going there as individuals. All our farmers need is to come together to form groups and apply for these funds which are there to support them in their activities,” the governor said.
This is the second phase of the funding to the farmers since the first phase was done earlier for ten wards and the second phase will have the remaining ten wards to benefit.
Nyaribo also called upon the farmers to take advantage of the ongoing rainy season to plant short term crops for their benefit, where he also distributed 3000 avocado seedlings that will be given out to farmers across the five sub-counties.
By Darlington Mose