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Implementation of key World Bank funded projects underway

Agriculture and Livestock Development Cabinet Secretary Mithika Linturi says the government has commenced implementation of multi-million World Bank fund development projects as it seeks to empower local farmers.

While assuring Kenyans of sufficient food in the country this year, Linturi said, “Five key World Bank-funded projects are being implemented in 46 Counties, including the National Agriculture Value Chain Development Project (NAVCDP), covering 33 counties; the Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project (KCSAP), covering 24 counties; and the National Agricultural and Rural Inclusive Growth Project (NARIGP) in 21 counties.”

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During the annual joint National-County World Bank agriculture portfolio performance review consultative forum in Mombasa, the CS shed light on the agricultural projects, approximately costing 100 billion shillings meant to end the traditional annual cases of food importation due to the food shortage in parts of the country.

This year’s theme, “Nurturing Sustainable Agricultural Growth for Food Security and Wealth Creation,” aligns with the government’s efforts to bolster the agricultural sector in line with Kenya’s development objectives and the government’s Bottom-Up Economic Transformation Agenda (BETA).

With participation from County Executive Committee Members for Agriculture from all 46 counties, the forum serves as a platform to evaluate the counties’ performance; reflect on successes and challenges; share experiences and foster mutual learning.

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