The Department of Agriculture in Nakuru County has initiated the distribution of over 13,600 avocado seedlings to farmers in Kuresoi South Sub-county. This distribution is part of a broader program aimed at increasing forest cover, providing employment, and boosting income for communities across the county.
The seedlings will be dispersed throughout the sub-county, with each of the four wards receiving over 3,400 seedlings, benefiting more than 800 farmers. The overall objective is to support the growth of avocado farming, contributing to economic development and sustainable agricultural practices.
Nakuru County plans to distribute a total of 62,800 seedlings throughout the county in the current financial year. This initiative is expected to benefit more than 3,743 farmers, fostering both environmental conservation and economic empowerment.
The exercise was led by Agriculture CECM Leonard Bor, with the support of Agriculture Chief Officer Kibet Kurgat, Political Advisor to the Governor Joseph Kibore Rutoh, Director of Agriculture Fredrick Owino, Keringet Ward MCA Hon. William Mutai, and Kiptagich Ward MCA Hon. Rose Mutai, among other officials. The collaboration between government officials and local representatives underscores the commitment to promoting sustainable agriculture and environmental initiatives in Nakuru County.