The government has kicked off a three month national registration exercise of farmers.
The program which was mooted two years ago seeks to have all farmers in the government data to help during the distribution of farm implements and subsidized programs.
The exercise will be undertaken by the ministry of agriculture and ICT and will capture all farmers bio-data for purposes of tracking.
To try and ensure seamless exercise officials from the ministries of agriculture and ICT met over 15 governors in Naivasha on how the exercise will proceed.
Speaking during the event Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri admitted that the government did not have any data on the country’s farmers saying that a similar exercise in 2009 had failed and that they were committed to the current event which will see the farmers easily access farm implements.
Kiunjuri said the ongoing rains had adversely affected the agriculture sector with farms flooding and crops getting swept away.
ICT CS Joe Mucheru also expressed his optimism that the registration exercise would be complete in 120 days and called in farmers to co-operate assuring them that their data would be safe once a complete farming methods, implements and markets would be made available.
The chair of COG Joseph Nanok promised to rally his colleagues to support the program which he said will go a long way in increasing food production in respective counties.