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Farmers benefit from Ward-based seed distribution programme

Farmers benefit from Ward-based seed distribution programme

Homa Bay County,

Monday March 18, 2024

KNA by Daisy Marcy/Davis Langat

Homa Bay County Government has flagged off Ward-based seed distribution programme for this year’s planting season in the county.

The initiative is aimed at enhancing food security and is set to benefit 54,000 farmers across Homa Bay.

County Governor Gladys Wanga who led the distribution exercise, said that the programme was aimed at empowering the agricultural sector and fostering growth through sustainable food security.

She said that the farmers will receive 94,480 packets of seeds including 196,440 bags of maize and 116,000 bags of sorghum.

In comparison to the previous year seed distribution, she noted an increase in the packets of seeds by 14,440.The governor expressed her confidence in the crucial role the initiative would play in boosting food security and economic well- being of the county.

She expressed her government’s commitment to supporting farmers and commended their pivotal role in ensuring food sustainability and economic prosperity.

“This exercise underscores the county’s commitment to supporting its agricultural community,” she noted.

In addition, she urged the farmers in Homa Bay to utilize the support and contribute to the effort in transforming the county into a regional breadbasket.

Courtesy; KNA

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