The County Government of Lamu in partnership with World Bank-funded Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Program (KCSAP), have today handed out 4,018 KALRO improved kienyeji chicks to nine interest groups in Mkunumbi, Majembeni and Mapenya, in a move meant to boost poultry farming across the county.
Speaking during the event, Lamu County Chief of Staff Mohamed Bute said the nine smallholder livestock farmers beneficiary groups, received 4 weeks old KARLO improved chicks following a training to equip them with skills on successful poultry farming.
Mr Bute further assured farmers that Lamu County Government under Governor Fahim Twaha, will continue to encourage collaboration with like minded development partners that will help to push Lamu’s development agenda.
The ongoing multifaceted social protection program aims to improve poultry breeding stocks as well as increase profitability from livestock production in Lamu.
The event was held at Mkunumbi Social Hall and Majembeni Cereals stores . In attendance were officials from Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Program (KCSAP), State Department of Agriculture and Lamu County Government officials .
The program will be extended to other villages including Kizuke,Uziwa,Poromoko,Mavuno and Ndambwe in February 2021 where more small holder farmer groups are set to benefit .
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