3rd Phase Galla Goats’ Distribution December 28th, 2021

Governor Prof. Lonyangapuo launched the Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project 3rd phase Galla goats’ distribution at Nasukuta Abattoir compund.
During the launch, 1095 Galla goats comprising of 200 Does and 895 Buckds were distributed to 33 common interest groups from Alale, Seker, Endugh, Sook and Lomut wards.
Governor Lonyangapuo together with the County Agriculture Executive for Pastoral Economy, Agriculture, and Irrigation Geoffrey Lipale, Samson Nyangaluk, Chief Officer, Pastoral Economy and the West Pokot project coordinator of the Kenya Smart Agriculture Project Philip Tingáa while presiding over the exercise applauded the progress of the program saying it will address animal breed, food security and improve livelihoods
The Galla goat matures and attains market weight at around six months quicker than the local breed which takes one year for a farmer to get cash. Farmers were encouraged to engage in more climate-smart activities that will enable them get cash to cater for their families.
“The distributions have been in phases and  in phases and so far 2991 Galla goats and 793 sheep have been distributed to farmers for breeding purposes with mature offspring’s of the improved breeds sold at Sh6,000 compared to the local smaller breeds that fetch Sh3,000,” West Pokot KCSAP project Coordinator, Mr.Ting’aa said.