The County Executive Committee Member (CECM) for Agriculture, David Erukudi, visited the Nadoto irrigation scheme to oversee the integrated monitoring of plowed farms aimed at enhancing food production in the region.
The visit was to assess progress and analyze the Department’s achievements in this critical initiative.
Accompanying the CECM during the visit were Chief Officer for Agriculture, Janerose Tioko, and representatives from Concern Worldwide.
During his assessment of the scheme’s progress, the Agriculture CECM commended Concern Worldwide for the outstanding work done in driving the project forward.
He expressed his satisfaction with Concern’s commitment to the success of the project.
Charles Eris, the Concern World Wide Officer based in Lodwar, said the targeted 250 hectares had already been plowed.
In addition, he said, the organization had delivered essential farm tools, and seeds and provided cash-for-work incentives that have significantly motivated the local farmers.
The Chief Officer for Agriculture Janerose Tioko reassured the farmers of the County’s continuous support through the Sub-county Agriculture Officer.
Following up on Nadoto’s undertaking of plowing 500 hectares, CECM Erukudi confirmed that Concern Worldwide had achieved its target of 250 hectares, with individual farms exceeding 100 hectares.
In line with his commitment to monitor and support these initiatives, Agriculture CECM recently visited Lorengkipi, Nanyangakipi, and other irrigation schemes to assess progress for the Department of Agriculture.
Local farmers expressed their appreciation for the visit, which has instilled hope in their efforts to increase food production.
They requested partners to consider an extension of the project to continue supporting and further scaling up production.
He said the Department of Agriculture would continue to provide necessary resources, and seeds and involve partners in line with the Governor’s agenda on food security.
Erukudi also encouraged farmers to pro-actively participate and ensure the sustainability of these vital agricultural projects.
The visit was also attended by Ekunoit Joseph (Concern Field Officer), Eng Gerald Muendo (Concern World Wide), Francis Loyete (Chairman, Nadoto Irrigation Scheme), and the Department’s staff members.