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County distributes poultry, dairy equipment in Elementaita Ward for economic empowerment
The County Government of Nakuru has distributed 10 incubators with backup generators and 2320 fertilized eggs to 10 farmers groups in Elementaita Ward, Gilgil Sub County.
In addition to that, 35 groups received 35 spray pumps and 35 stainless steel milk cans of 50 litres.
The distribution seeks to empower small scale farmers with farming equipment to increase the productivity of their farm produce.
The farmers were also trained on how to use the equipment and were urged to join cooperatives to allow them to bargain for better markets easily.
County Minister for Agriculture Dr Immaculate Maina said that the County Government will continue to provide training to farmers in addition to distributing incubators to farmers to increase the bird population in the County for economic stability.
Dr Maina further said the stainless steel milk cans will help improve the safety of the milk and the county will train the youth to be spray service providers on proper use and spraying of chemicals.
Farmers in the ward had previously been issued with a tractor, baling machine, Avocado and macadamia seedlings.