World Bank sponsors indigenous poultry farmers in Trans Nzoia.

    Poultry Farming in Trans Nzoia.

    Trans Nzoia governor Patrick Khaemba has appreciated the World Bank
    for sponsoring indigenous poultry farmers in the county.

    Khaemba accompanied by his County Executive Committee member in charge
    of agriculture Mary Nzomo, said the county depends on different types
    of farming that includes poultry keeping.

    World Bank through National Agricultural and Rural Inclusive Growth
    Project (NARIGP) has sponsored farmers in 21 counties with 140Million
    shillings this year to raise their living standards through indigenous
    poultry farming being its second year project. In the third year
    farmers will get 350Million shillings as a grand.

    Khaemba said if more farmers will come up to register through this
    program, they will receive this grand to support them. He said
    extension officers will be deployed on the ground to assist them
    prepare proposals.

    The county boss discouraged locals from keeping the small number of
    chickens for the purpose of slaughtering only when visitor’s comes.

    On her part, Mary Nzomo urged farmers to engage in this business that
    will generate a lot of income saying the county has been receiving
    indigenous birds from West Pokot which is shameful saying the county
    has ability to keep more indigenous birds that are eaten by many.

    Nzomo further encouraged those with small land to engage in this
    modern farming for huge income. She added that indigenous chicken and
    eggs has ready market and it should not worry farmers who will be
    registered by NARIGP to receive grand’s.
    Among the 47 counties Kiambu produces more chicken for income.


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