Baringo County, WFP sign Ksh2.3b deal to mitigate hunger

Written By: KNA

Baringo county government has signed 2.3 billion shillings memorandum of understanding (MOU) with World Food Programme (WFP) to mitigate ravages of biting hunger in the area.

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According to WFP country coordinator Annalisa Conte the agreement with governor Stanley Kiptis between her organization and Baringo county government expected to run for five years seeks to ensure zero hunger in the region.

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Conte noted that they have mapped and identified vulnerable 4,500 households from 18 wards in the region which requires more attention in terms of food aid.

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She revealed that the new partnership revolves around five thematic areas such as building a resilient livelihoods and increasing access to markets by small holder producers and traders, strengthening capacities to prepare for and respond to emergencies as well as to implement school meals, social protection and nutrition among vulnerable populations.

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