Seedlings Distribution in West Pokot
Action Against Hunger, in partnership with the Department of Agriculture achieved a significant milestone in the quest for agricultural advancement and sustainability.
Over 3,000 climate-smart and enhanced varieties of fruit tree seedlings are set to be delivered to farmers in West Pokot County and this marks a pivotal moment in the region's agricultural landscape.
This initiative goes beyond mere distribution, reaching out to all sub counties demonstrating an unwavering commitment to addressing agricultural challenges across the entire region.
At its core, the collaboration between Action Against Hunger and the County Government of West Pokot aims to combat hunger and reduce malnutrition cases in vulnerable communities by promoting soil conservation, ensuring long-term sustainability of the land, enhances income generation and bolsters food security by diversifying agricultural output and contributes to dietary diversity.
County Executive Committee member for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Hon. Wilson Long'ronyang emphasized the importance of nurturing the fruit trees and maintaining consistent watering practices. He highlighted that the trees would become a vital source of food within three years, marking a significant step towards alleviating hunger in the county.
Mercy Lomuk, the Field Coordinator ACF echoed the CECM's sentiments, urging farmers to cherish and care for their fruit trees. She expressed her gratitude for the partnership between ACF and the County Government of West Pokot acknowledging the substantial support provided to the people of West Pokot.