The motorbikes will allow the Ward County Officers to monitor and coordinate the project activities, and be closer to the beneficiary farmers.
Speaking at the ceremony hosted by the Principal Secretary Agriculture and Research, Prof. Hamadi Boga, the EU Ambassador, Simon Mordue, in a statement read on his behalf by the Task Manager Andrea Ferrero said:
“We hope this support will go a long way to strengthen the role of the counties in agricultural extension and in the monitoring not only of KCEP-CRAL activities, but also of all agricultural and value chain development activities. We are conscious that the County Governments inherited, with the devolution of the agricultural sector, a great deal of responsibilities, not always matched by the necessary amount of resources”.
The Kenya Cereal Enhancement Programme - Climate Resilient Agricultural Livelihoods Window (KCEP-CRAL) project is a jointly implemented by the European Union, Government of Kenya and IFAD. It aims to graduate smallholder farmers to commercially-oriented, climate-resilient agricultural practices through improvements in productivity, post-production management practices and market linkages for targeted value chains, as well as to empower local government and communities to sustainably manage their natural resources whilst building resilience to climate change.