The meteorological department in Bungoma County has urged farmers to take advantage of this long rains season to plant different types of crops to enhance future food security.
Noah Eredi, the Departmental County Director, said the rains will continue to upto May saying this is an opportunity for farmers to plant as the rains will be sufficient for crop germination.
He also called upon them to plant trees saying they are important in conserving the environment and help to prevent soil erosion. Mr. Eredi, however, called upon residents to be careful especially those living in the lower parts and valleys saying they are prone to be affected by floods. He said no one should shelter under a tree as well or stand in open fields when it’s raining because they may be struck by lightning.
He disclosed that as a department they will be giving weekly forecasts so as to keep residents informed of how the weather will be adding that they have offices in each Sub County and they need to visit them for a firsthand information. “We will be commemorating the world weather forecast day on Friday 23rd which will also offer a platform to sensitize residents on the importance of following the forecast we offer and ways of staying safe under the different weather conditions,” he said.