Farmers urged to take advantage of short rains, plant more food

Farmers around ATC Kwakathoka area, Makueni County have been encouraged to take advantage of a new institution launched recently and plant more food to cater for the incoming students.

Speaking during the official opening of Kwakathoka Training Vocational College (TVC), which will focus on pure agriculture programmes, the CECM for Agriculture Joyce Mutua also asked the farmers to practice traditional and improved kienyeji poultry farming.

“We will also mentor and train students on areas of horticulture which entails vegetable, fruits and flower growing,” said Mutua.

She further encouraged them to take advantage of the current short rains promising that the county government will ensure all their produce reach the market.

Mutua said that the TVC, which has already enrolled 52 students, is geared toward raising the living standards of area youth through agribusiness.

“We also welcome the community to walk in anytime and benefit from our trainings. We will train students on various value chain addition for 3 months in class and 3 months outside class during field attachment,” she added.

By Lydia Ngoolo

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