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Kitui County Farmers Benefits From Goat Improvement Program

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By Hopkin Reporter

Kitui Agriculture and Livestock CECM Stephen Mbaya today presided over the distribution of high-yield goats and improved chicken to farmer groups in Kyome/Thaana Ward, Mwingi West Sub-County.

During the exercise, Small Scale Irrigation and Value Addition Project (SIVAP) distributed 250 galla goats and over 2,000 improved chickens to three groups.SIVAP has been undertaking initiatives that are geared towards poverty reduction through enhanced food security and nutrition in the County.

CEC Mbaya noted that the introduction of the galla goats, which are resilient and have high milk and meat yield, will turn around the fortunes of Kyome/Thaana residents thereby improving the local economy.

He affirmed that the county government, under the leadership of Governor Dr. Julius Malombe, EGH, was keen on cultivating sustainable collaborations with development partners in the implementation of projects and programs aimed at transforming the livelihoods of the Kitui populace.

SIVAP’s Project Coordinator Ronald Muli urged the group members to take utmost care of the animals though proper disease and pest control with the help of county veterinary and agricultural extension officers.

Several County Government officials including Dr. Maluki, Patricia Koki, Susan Nguku, area Sub-County Agricultural Officer Daniel Mumo, Ward Administrators and Village Administrators were also present.

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