Kisumu Deputy Governor Dr. Mathew Owili yesterday joined the International Livestock Research Institute Chief of Party Dr Romano Kiome in an official inspection tour of a milk cooling plant in Muhoroni
The 10,000 litre milk plant has opened up the county’s agriculture potential with the agricultural department already stepping up efforts to enhance food security.
According to Owili the county government is equipped with much emphasis put on crop, livestock and dairy production, remarks echoed earlier by the Agriculture CEC Gilchrist Okuom.
The department of agriculture has already issued more than 180 dairy cattle to farmers in the region. The developments have led to increased yields in dairy production as the county government banks on an agriculture driven economy to enhance food security.
In his part Dr. Kiome lauded the county government for their willingness to involve local farmers on agriculture. He promised to actively engage the county government as he urged the area farmers to maximize their output in agriculture production.
According to Kiome, agriculture alone contributed to 36% of the country’s GDP thus bolder steps had to be made to enhance its sustainability.