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Embu County Commissioner and Irrigation Secretary Distribute Fruit tree seedlings
Embu County Commissioner and Irrigation Secretary Distribute Fruit tree seedlings
CS Distributes Fruit Tree Seedlings
CS Distributes Fruit Tree Seedlings
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Embu County Commissioner and Irrigation Secretary Distribute Fruit tree seedlings

 


Embu County Commissioner and Irrigation Secretary Distribute Fruit tree seedlings among other Charitable Donations, Embu County.

Today the County Commissioner Embu County Mr. Abdulahi Galgalo accompanied by Irrigation Secretary Mr. Aboud Moeva and Mr. Nderi Ndiani from the CS office, Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Irrigation,  flagged off 10,000 Hass Avocado seedlings to be distributed for planting in Embu County.

Since inception of the initiative in 2018, a total of 4.7 million seedlings  are being raised by the National  Irrigation Authority in four schemes namely: Mwea, Perkerra, Ahero and Bura. The beneficiaries will include women and youth groups as identified by the County Commissioners in conjunction with their respective CECs.

This initiative will go a long way in increasing catchment conservation and increase the income of the farmers.  Upon maturity of the 800,000 fruit trees, it is expected that the fruits produced will have an estimated value of about KES 7 billion per year.

Alongside the distribution of the Hass avocado seedlings, the CS also sent Mr. Abdulahi Galgalo with a donation of food stuff and face masks to the Muslims in Embu town to boost them as they near the close of their fasting. The County Commissioner reminded the residents to follow the directives given by the Ministry of health and to always remember to keep social distance and wear a face mask.

CS Distributes Fruit Tree Seedlings

CS Distributes Fruit Tree Seedlings and other Charitable Donations Courtesy of NIA in Nairobi County.

CS Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Irrigation  Sicily K. Kariuki (Mrs), EGH accompanied by Water Secretary Eng Alima, Chair NIA Hon. Eng. Joshua Toro, CEO NIA Gitonga Mugambi, and CEO Water Trust Fund and other senior officers from the Ministry and Water Sector institutions today launched the distribution and planting  of fruit tree seedlings at Nyumba Ya Wazee in Kasarani Constituency, Nairobi County. The fruit tree seedlings is an initiative by the Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Irrigation, after H.E the President gave a directive that all parastatals set aside 10% of their Corporate Social Responsibility budget towards tree planting.

Today CS flagged off Lorries distributing   trees to Kiambu, Kajiado, Kirinyaga, Baringo and Machakos Counties. She planted the first Hass Avocado seedling at the Nyumba ya Wazee farm. She  also donated food stuffs, sanitizers and gloves worth about 300,000 courtesy of National Irrigation Authority and Water Trust Fund to the home which is taking care of 74 elderly people. So far, 360,000 fruit tree seedlings have been planted and the Ministry plans to distribute 800,000 seedlings to farmers across all the counties in liaison with county commissioners during this rainy season. This is in line with the Big 4 agenda on food and nutrition security as well as increasing household income.

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Perkerra Irrigation Scheme: Keeping the Hope alive

Despite the ongoing global pandemic of Covid-19, the National Irrigation Authority strives to ensure that the Kenya’s food basket is not greatly affected by the turn of events. This is accomplished through providing water for irrigation in various irrigation schemes and projects. Perkerra Irrigation Scheme in Baringo County is among these, which has currently planted 1,380 acres of seed maize and aims to achieve the target of 2600 acres by end of April 2020. While undertaking the planting exercise, farmers have been strictly following the preventive measures and guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health to help combat the spread of corona virus in Kenya. The Authority endeavors to achieve the goals set towards realization of Food Security and Nutrition under the Big 4 agenda.

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