The County Chief Officer for Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Janerose Tioko, presided over the graduation of 23 trainees in irrigated agriculture at Lobur, Turkana North.
The graduates completed a 5-month training program facilitated by Furrows in the Desert (FID), an agricultural development project by the Lobur Catholic Mission.
In her remarks, Tioko expressed admiration for the energy and the significant participation of women in agriculture. She urged the female graduates to take the lead in sharing the acquired skills with other women and youth.
The County Chief Officer assured FID officials, of the County’s commitment to collaborate with the institution, particularly in capacity building with a focus on the food security agenda.
The Deputy Director for Agriculture, Esau Emmanuel, commended the positive impact of FID in promoting agricultural activities in Turkana North. He encouraged them to extend their programs to other regions.
FID Director Falgas Macque challenged the trainees to apply the acquired skills and emphasized the importance of ensuring their impact is reflected in society.
Also present were Sub-county Administrator Ekwakai Lobeck, Sub-county Agriculture Officer John Lokuwom, and Sub-county Land Reclamation Officer Eliud Ewoi.
The team also inspected ongoing works at the Kokuro Drip Irrigation Project.

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13TH-14TH AUGUST 2024