Kakamega County deputy governor, H.E. Prof. Philip Museve Kutima today chaired a crucial County Agriculture sector Steering Committee at the Golf Hotel, Kakamega in the wake of global and nationwide concerns over devastation of food crops by climate change and swarms of locusts.
The DG who also doubles up as CEC member for Agriculture, Cooperatives, Veterinary Services and Livestock Development led a high powered team in exploring ways and means of improving agricultural production in the county.
Innovative strategies ranging from smart farms and climate, commercial dairy development and marketing, mitigation of deforestation, enhanced poultry, fishing and indigenous vegetables production were in focus.
The team consisting of senior County officials including chief officers Mr. Jeremiah Namunyu, Dr. Kelly Nelima and Mr. John Imbogo as well as deputy County Commissioner, Mr. Dennis Ogola also focused on strategies to improve sector efficiency, effectiveness and accountability.
Administrator in the office of the DG Mr. Luke Otipo was also present as well as County sector agencies including Kakamega Dairy Development Corporation.