Bungoma County to benefit from a 6 year 9.4 billion IFAD-International Fund for Agricultural Development project in the ongoing Kenya Livestock Commercialization project -KeLCoP
Bungoma County has been listed as one of the beneficiaries in the 9.4 billion IFAD-International Fund for Agricultural Development second phase of Kenya Livestock Commercialization project aimed at boosting rural small holder farmers income and enhancing food security.
While gracing the 2nd inception meeting for the Western Region Economic block Counties at Dairy Training Center Naivasha in Nakuru County, Bungoma Deputy Governor Janepher Mbatiany has emphasized the need to have partnership programs for effective service delivery stating that agricultural production is the only thing in eradicating poverty and empowering poor families across the County.
”I want to commend IFAD partners and the National government for the willingness to work with us in the grass root empowerment projects through KeLCoP that will steer our people to financial freedom.My office will create a conducive environment for resource mobilization, investments and partnerships as the centre focus in accelerating development and service delivery for all.”
”H.E Kenneth Lusaka is committed to re-engineer the entire Dairy value chain through capacity building on production, value addition as the Chair of Agriculture, Livestock and Cooperatives Committee.”
The project will see a major boost in empowering the vulnerable, ultra poor households, women headed households, marginalized communities and the youth in transforming rural livelihoods and empowering them to be self sustainable.
Bungoma County is among the 10 Counties sampled by the KeLCoP-IFAD for the 6 year project targeting 110,000 households .