IRRIGATION SCHEMES OF 3000 ACRES PER COUNTY AGREED TO MAXIMIZE KENYA’S IRRIGATION POTENTIAL

Siaya County Agriculture CEC Honorable Charles Ogada joined the counterparts and stakeholders from the other counties during a Council of Governors Agriculture session on agriculture and 100% food and nutrition security during which a number of deliberations were put on the table to turn around state and nature of business in the Agriculture sector.

During the meeting which was held at Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development, the joint communique from the committee resolved that Counties should commit to support the establishment of Community Based Irrigation schemes to cover at least 3000 acres per county in a drive to maximize the Country`s irrigation potential.

The stakeholders as well saw the need for the National Government to allocate conditional grants to Counties for completion of stalled programs initiated by the National Irrigation Board and under the Economic Stimulus Program. This should be done even as the team hopes on cooperation and commitment from both levels of Government to allocate at least 10% of their public expenditure as envisaged in the CAADP MALABO declaration.

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It was as well resolved that the Government and Development Partners agree to jointly pursue emerging tried and tested extension models such as Public sector driven farmer call centers and use of ICT applications to disseminate information to farmers in order to address the need to redesign the Country`s extension model from the tradition public-led model which has proved to be untenable.

They also addressed the need to indoctrinate agriculture in school curriculum to increase its propensity and attract youth participation in agriculture as they enhance provision of agribusiness opportunities to the youth through targeted messaging to different segments of the Youth. The panel also considered the need to engender ICT in agriculture through development of Centers of Excellence at County Government level to enhance smallholder farmers participation in agriculture. County Governments further found it important agreeing to support the remodeling of input subsidy programs to improve production efficiency.

Finally there was need to ensure timely disbursement of development funds meant for agriculture owing to the seasonality and uniqueness of the sector. This is in bid to avoid inconveniences and stalling of projects in this critical sector of the economy which falls among the country’s big four agenda.

COMMUNICATION DIRECTORATE
COUNTY GOVERNMENT OF SIAYA

COMMUNICATION DIRECTORATE
COUNTY GOVERNMENT OF SIAYA
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Siaya County Agriculture CEC Honorable Charles Ogada joined the counterparts and stakeholders from the other counties during a Council of Governors Agriculture session on agriculture and 100% food and nutrition security during which a number of deliberations were put on the table to turn around state and nature of business in the Agriculture sector.

During the meeting which was held at Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development, the joint communique from the committee resolved that Counties should commit to support the establishment of Community Based Irrigation schemes to cover at least 3000 acres per county in a drive to maximize the Country`s irrigation potential.

The stakeholders as well saw the need for the National Government to allocate conditional grants to Counties for completion of stalled programs initiated by the National Irrigation Board and under the Economic Stimulus Program. This should be done even as the team hopes on cooperation and commitment from both levels of Government to allocate at least 10% of their public expenditure as envisaged in the CAADP MALABO declaration.

It was as well resolved that the Government and Development Partners agree to jointly pursue emerging tried and tested extension models such as Public sector driven farmer call centers and use of ICT applications to disseminate information to farmers in order to address the need to redesign the Country`s extension model from the tradition public-led model which has proved to be untenable.

They also addressed the need to indoctrinate agriculture in school curriculum to increase its propensity and attract youth participation in agriculture as they enhance provision of agribusiness opportunities to the youth through targeted messaging to different segments of the Youth. The panel also considered the need to engender ICT in agriculture through development of Centers of Excellence at County Government level to enhance smallholder farmers participation in agriculture. County Governments further found it important agreeing to support the remodeling of input subsidy programs to improve production efficiency.

Finally there was need to ensure timely disbursement of development funds meant for agriculture owing to the seasonality and uniqueness of the sector. This is in bid to avoid inconveniences and stalling of projects in this critical sector of the economy which falls among the country’s big four agenda.

COMMUNICATION DIRECTORATE
COUNTY GOVERNMENT OF SIAYA

 

Jared Oundo

Jared Oundo

Jared Oluoch Oundo, Econ. MU, MEC, is the best-selling author of the famous Chemistry of Success as well as other titles such as Fertilize Your Dreams, Awakening the Academic Giant, Position Yourself for Excellence among others. Jared Oundo is a gifted business counselor, consultant, trainer, excellence crusader and Communication & Public Relations strategist. Over the years Jared has diligently dedicated his life in helping people realize their purpose in life through various mentorship programs. Jared also serves as an adviser to various executives. It is worth noting too that Jared is pious minister and a good governance advocate. He serves as one of the editors and Researchers for this publication. Jared Oundo is also the Editor-In-Chief of various publications owned by different companies.

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