DAIRY ANIMALS TO HELP SPUR REGION’S ECONOMIC GROWTH IN MIGORI

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Farmers in Migori County have receiving the dairy heifers

Farmers in Migori County have received 189 dairy heifers to help them become economically stable and help the region trade and economy to grow.

Migori Governor Okoth Obado said that the initiative that is in its sixth face has received much accolade and positive reception and response from farmers across all the 8 sub counties and 40 wards of Migori County.

He said that the inititiave will make the farmers become economically stable and be able to fend for themselves even when the next regime takes power.

He wanted the extension officers to help the famers realise their dream of becoming self sufficient and stable by offering good services that will enable them have better knowledge on dairy farming and other farming activities as well.

Chief Officer for agriculture Elijah Gambere termed the initiative as a right step towards alleviating poverty to many parts of the rural areas in Migori county and lauded the department for offering many services to dairy farmers in the county.

He said that the dairy breeds will go along way in making sure that they make available services near the farmers and many of the farmers will make a lot of many hence reduce overdependence on politicians for help in times of need.

The director of Livestock Charles Nyaanga said that the initiave is in its sixth face and efforts to make it better are still underway.

He termed it as a right step towards making sure that the farmers and other dairy stakeholders make profits and benefits drastically from the sale of milk and other milk and dairy products in the county.

BY BASIL OKOTH