Smallholder farmers groups in Kisii receive Sh59 million
Smallholder farmers in Kisii County have received Sh59 million under the National Agricultural and Rural Inclusive Growth Project (NARIGP).
Speaking while issuing the funds at the Kisii Agricultural Training Centre on Wednesday, Governor James Ongwae said the project, which is funded by World Bank, will benefit smallholder farmers drawn from 20 wards in the value chains of bananas, and dairy cow (milk), chicken and local vegetables.
“I am happy to announce that to date, my administration and NARIGP have cumulatively funded 816 common interest groups with amounts adding up to Sh261,524,484,” he said.
NARIGP is being implemented in 21 counties and aims at increasing productivity and profitability of rural targeted communities, and in the event of an eligible crisis provides an effective response. Governor expressed his gratitude to the World Bank for strengthening community-level institutions by identifying and implementing investments that improve their agricultural productivity.