Siaya County gets a boost in fodder production

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Fodder production

The County Government of Siaya in collaboration with German Technical Cooperation Cooperation (GIZ), Youth Enterprise Development Fund and International Centre of Insect Physiology (ICIPE) is spurring a project on Commercial Fodder production that is targeting 70% of Siaya youths and 30% of the adults.

At the event launched last week by the Investors, County Executive Officials, Siaya County MCAs, County officials and farmers at Siaya ATC, a road map to creating employment opportunities, financial sustenance and economic growth for the people of Siaya was reached.

The German Technical Cooperation will train and certify persons to be given loans by Youth Enterprise Development Fund for establishing commercial fodder farms while ICIPE will provide training materials including setting up demonstration sites.

Speaking at the event, Chief Officer for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Hon. Sylvester KoKoth, encouraged the youth to collectively embrace the project and break the monotony of sidelining Agriculture while branding it as meant for the old in the society. He added that through intensive fodder production, the revival of up to six milk cooperative societies in Siaya will be key to helping process milk locally which will in turn sustain the County Government’s idea of supplying milk for all the ECD children.