The World bank programme to benefit over 20,000 farmers in Bungoma County

Over twenty thousand farmers in Bungoma County are set to benefit from a one billion shillings National Agriculture and Rural Inclusive Growth Program funded by the World Bank.

According to Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati, the programme will offer training in best practice including pest control as well as book keeping and consequently boost productivity.

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Inadequacies in technical skills and best practice have for eons undermined productivity of small scale farmers across the country.

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In an effort to alleviate this, the World Bank has rolled the National Agriculture and Rural Inclusive Growth Programme targeting small scale farmers.

The programme aims at scaling up the capacity of farmers engaged in maize, poultry and dairy farming, as well as coffee farming.

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The programme has been welcomed by those in the agricultural value chain in the region.

 

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