Speaking at Kiptororo ward in Kuresoi North, Nakuru County Deputy Governor Dr Eric Korir said the rehabilitation of the roads is a priority to the County government, adding that the construction would begin as soon as the rains subside.
“We will repair these roads so that farmers can be able to transport their produce to the market with ease,” he said.
Dr Korir also warned all extension officers in the agriculture department,against absconding their duties at the expense of the farmers.
He asked the officers to be diligent in their work knowing that farmers depend on their skills to better their agricultural products.
“The extension officers should take their work seriously so that we can improve the livelihoods of all farmers,” said Dr Korir.
At the same time, Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries CECM Dr Immaculate Maina asked farmers to join cooperatives that would enable them to turn their farming into a business.
“It is time to stop doing farming for consumption alone, but instead turn your farming into agribusiness,” said Dr Maina.
She also urged farmers to attend Field Days where new ways of practicing agriculture is taught and new viable farm products are highlighted.
Dr Maina added that the county was planning to set up tea nurseries for farmers who are willing to grow tea within the County.
“ The County will partner with other stakeholders who will sensitize the farmers on how to plant tea and where to get the right seedlings.
The County Government has also continued to provide avocado and pyrethrum seedlings to farmers across the county, on a weekly basis.
Also present was the Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Chief Officer Dr Enos Amuyunzu among other directors and county officials.