Value Chain Validation Meeting at County Kilimo House

Value chains plays a vital role in maximizing the value of agriculture and livestock products benefiting both the farmers and consumers while contributing to increased food security and economic growth.

Cognizant of this, the Chief officer for Agriculture and Livestock Naomi Lemreng joined by the county coordinator for the Food Systems Resilience Project, Thomas Wasike met with farmer representatives for a Value Chain Validation meeting at Kilimo House in Kapenguria.

Drawn from across all the sub counties in West Pokot County, the farmer representatives were taken through the value chains selection committee's report where 5 value chains were selected including red meat (cattle, sheep, goat and Carmel), poultry, apiculture, dairy (Carmel, cattle, goats) and chicken (meat, eggs).

The value chains selected will cover all the 20 wards in the county where every farmer is required to be registered and every ward will have a sacco.

The food Systems Resilience project is supported by the World Bank under the state department of crops.

Present at the meeting were county directors Peter Kodwaran (agriculture), Dr. Samuel Chelimo (vetinary), Dr. Anthony Wesonga (livestock), Samoei Kipkosgei (fisheries)project's CCU among other department's officials.