Narok farmers get certified avocado seedlings

Narok County has distributed over 13,000 certified avocado tree seedlings to local farmers through its partnership with the National Agricultural and Rural Inclusive Growth Project (NARIGP).

Joyce Keshe, the County Executive Committee (CEC) member in charge of agriculture and livestock applauded the move saying the trees will help conserve the environment.

“In the spirit of conserving the environment, we encourage farmers to go for high value tree seedlings that will help in soil conservation, especially in water catchment areas,” she said during the flagging off of the seedlings.

Keshe said this was one way of fulfilling President William Ruto`s directive of planting 15 billion trees in 10 years so as to help combat the effects of climate change that led to calamities such as droughts in the country.

Farmers from IImotik, Olmaasani and Kimintet wards in Narok County are the ones expected to benefit from the avocado tree seedlings distribution programme.

Keshe said the programme seeks to improve food security in the county and generate income to boost the living standards of the people through sales across the country.

By Vostine Ratemo

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