Monday, August 28, 2017

Farms Tour Edition- A day well spent at Wathajir Farm and I wanted to find out what blocks our farmers from ensuring Food Security and accessing markets. Garissa County is capable of feeding the entire nation.Just on a light note,farms have poor infrastructure,lack of roads, water canals, destruction by wildlife especially hippos,lack of extension services and the kind of lifestyles and above all lack of other sources of income by our farmers. Most of the farms are group owned and farmers do not have the capacity both skills and financial to enhance food production.They have a lot of hope and alot of expectations from the County Government of Garissa hoping that things will change and there will be better tomorrow. They deserve better roads, markets, farm inputs, equipment, training and financial support. It is my prayer that the Government of the day will prioritize the plight of our farmers.

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