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Lodokenjeck county acquires land for pasture farming in Kenya

The county will endorse farmers in Lodokenjek ward with plows, certified seeds, and agricultural training to make sure that they generate sufficient pasture.


Devdiscourse News Desk Last Updated at 29 Jul 2018, 17:07 IST Kenya
Lodokenjeck county acquires land for pasture farming in Kenya
  • The county government has set aside 5,000 acres of land in Lodokenjeck dedicated for pasture farming. (Image Credit: Twitter)

The county government has set aside 5,000 acres of land in Lodokenjeck dedicated for pasture farming.

The county government also stated that it is going to train farmers on how they can earn income from pasture farming in areas which don't endorse food crop production.

County's agriculture, livestock, and fisheries Executive Vincent Learaman stated that the county has separated some zone for livelihood resources.

Learaman said, "As the county government of Samburu, we are interested in supporting our people to achieve some level of income."

The county will endorse farmers in Lodokenjek ward with plows, certified seeds, and agricultural training to make sure that they generate sufficient pasture.

A declaration is done by Learaman that the county government will also buy grass produced by the farmers and store for the arid season.

He also stated, "We will buy as the county government and store so that we will be able to support livestock from the low land areas where this pasture cannot be grown."

The CEC paid attention that, via the farmers in the dedicated field, Samburu is ready to become self-sufficient in terms of pasture.

Hassan Kello, Administrative secretary in the ministry of agriculture, the state department of crops stated that the national government will endorse farmers interested to engage in pasture farming as a business.

He considered that Samburu is one of the counties that confront severe drought and appetite.

Hassan Kello also said, "Because we want our people to have a fall back during the times of drought, we are going to promote pasture production."


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