YOUTHS in Kakamega County will soon learn modern agricultural techniques at the renown agricultural institution in the country, Bukura Farmers Training College.

Kakamega County Deputy Governor H.E. Prof. Philip Museve Kutima revealed this during a function to hand over heifers to beneficiaries of One Cow Initiative program at Eshisiru, Butsotso Central ward, Lurambi sub county. Prof. Kutima said the workshop intends to train 800 youths drawn from Kakamega, Bungoma and Siaya counties on modern farming techniques as a way of empowering them financially, ensuring food security in the county and creating jobs for the youths among others.

In partnership with a German development partner, GIZ, the county government has also rolled out a plan to train the youths in all county polytechnics on various agricultural practices for diversificationn of agriculture and value addition purposes.

The Deputy Governor handed over 9 heifers to new beneficiaries of One Cow Initiative, a programme that is slowly transforming lives of the residents. Chief Advisor Special Programmes and Gender Affairs Peninah Mukabane said One Cow initiative was among the county government’s flagship projects to empower and improve the living standards of the residents.

Other leaders who addresed the residents were Livestock, Fisheries and Co-operatives Chief Officer Dr. Kelly Nelima and Kakamega Dairy Development Co-operative CEO Mr. George Onunga among others.