Adungosi, Nambale and Busibwabo Dairy Co-operatives will benefit from a cooler each for preserving their milk, Busia Deputy Governor Moses Mulomi has revealed.
Speaking in Busibabwo where he witnessed farmers’ groups receive Dairy cows and goat milk courtesy of Send a Cow Organization, the Deputy Governor said already there are programs to supply coolers in Butula and Funyula, adding that
” The County Government has set aside Sh700 million to revamp the milk sector and to ensure each ward in the country gets milk coolers,” he said.
Mulomi told county residents to stop shunning away from farming saying it’s a key to better health and riches though most people look at it as a dirty job and for the poor.
” We shall be visiting farmers who have received tools for farming and health sanitation to see how they are faring on and where they need help,” he said.
Chief Officer for Animal Resources Richard Achiambo told farmers with traditional Cows not to lose hope saying they will soon have something to smile about.
” Instead of selling off their animals due to low milk yields, we have introduced a new technology through the department of Veterinary Services where such animals will be injected and milk production will increase,” he said, adding that the County Government has given farmers many dairy animals.
Chief Officer for Agriculture Ruth Mukhongo urged farmers to embrace the Send a Cow program to increase milk production and help improve their lives. She also thanked Send a Cow Kenya for bringing the services to Busia residents.
Send a Cow Kenya System Coordinator Sheila Halder and Head of Programs Anna said the project is aimed at improving the nutrition and health of 73,729 vulnerable men, women and children in western Kenya.