Koskei On Food Shortage

Koskei warned that the country may face a risk of food shortage in the near future unless radical changes are effected.

According to Koskei, there is need to embrace a holistic approach that focuses on protecting children and communities from the looming threat of hunger and malnutrition.

He called upon all stakeholders in agriculture to work together towards increased food production so as to enhance food security and increase income generation.

Speaking during a farmer’s field day in Nandi County, he urged farmers to engage in crop diversification in order to meet the demands of diverse agro-climate conditions.

He also urged the residents to view agriculture as a business venture.

The CS said that the agriculture ministry is working closely with farmers to meet the common goal of transforming the country from a great importer of food to a net exporter.

This come after hundreds of farmers in Nandi County experienced loss of maize due to a disease known as Maize Lethal Necrosis.

The situation created fears of reduced harvests this year and a possible food crisis in Kenya

By Bonareri Nyamoita

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