Kiambu to recruit village-based advisors to boost food security


Kiambu county government is in the process of recruiting village-based advisors who will work with extension officers in helping boost food security.

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Governor James Nyoro says recruitment of village-based advisors will help solve the problem of the knowledge gap that most farmers in the area face.

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Inadequate number of extension officers across the country is blamed for information gap for most farmers. The village-based advisors will work hand in hand with extension officers in offering expertise knowledge to area farmers.

He says the village-based advisors will help reach more farmers with key agricultural information such as how to plant, appropriate seeds and the best farming practices to help boost productivity.

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On dairy, fear has gripped farmers in Wundanyi over reports that Brookside Dairies would soon shut its depot in the area.

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The farmers are concerned that if the reports are true, then they may face challenges selling their produce and might be exploited by middlemen buying the milk.

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The dairy farmers have petitioned the county government of Taita Taveta to intervene.




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