KAKAMEGA County Deputy Governor H.E. Prof. Philip Museve Kutima has today launched the Khwisero Smart Farm project.
Addressing farmers and residents during the launch, H.E. the Deputy Governor said the project, a fourth one in the county after Bukura, Matungu and Mbande smart farms, will immensely improve animal breed and milk production as the county readies for its first ever Milk plant to be set up in Malava sub county. The Deputy Governor who is also the CECM for Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives said the smart farm will also be used as a training centre for learners at Khwisero Polytechnic and other institutions for learners who wish to persue dairy farming and other related courses. He called on residents to invest in the venture to ensure a constant milk supply at the dairy plant once it becomes operational.
Health Services CECM Rachel Okumu thanked the community for safely guarding the government land from human encroachment. Her counterpart in the Ministry of Water, Environment and Natural resources Mr. Baraza Wangwe called on the residents to plant environment friendly trees at water catchment areas.
Kakamega Dairy Development Co-operation (KDDC) Chief Executive Officer Mr. George Onunga said the project will empower farmers in the sub county. He encouraged residents to grow fodder to feed the animals which will in turn benefit them economically.
Other leaders present were Livestock Production & Veterinary Services Chief Officer Dr. Kelly Nelima and her Agriculture, Cooperatives and Irrigation counterpart Mr. Jeremiah Namunyu, County Attorney Mr. Moses Sande and Kisa Central Ward MCA Hon. Geoffrey Omumatera among others.