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KCDP Beneficiaries Attending State House Agriculture Summit

The Agriculture Summit is underway this morning at State House Nairobi. Community groups from coastal Kenya undertaking agriculture-based activities that have benefitted from the Kenya Coastal Development Project (KCDP) are represented at the Summit. The Agriculture Summit is underway this morning at State House Nairobi. Community groups from coastal Kenya undertaking agriculture-based activities that have benefitted from the Kenya Coastal Development Project (KCDP) are represented at the Summit. They are led by Mr. Ramadhan Ndiga from the Kilifi County youth group - Where Talent Lives (WTL) and Mama Fatuma Mohammed Ussi of Seaweed Farming Group from Kwale. The Project Manager, Dr. Jaqueline Uku is accompanying the entourage.

 

KCDP Beneficiaries Attending State House Agriculture SummitThe main objective of the Summit is to review the Kenya Government achievements in the agriculture sector. The Summits comes after two previous events held to address key economic sectors in energy and infrastructure. The Cabinet Secretary Mr. Willy Bett, Principal Secretaries and senior government officials are in attendance. Key on the agenda is food security measures and challenges the agricultural sector is currently facing as well as ways using technology in farming and the involvement of the youth.

Mr. Ndiga is showcasing how his group WTL is integrating former drug-users, teenage mothers and orpahans in reducing coastal environment degradation by collecting organic waste and recycling it as manure for agriculture. WTL is supported through Hazina ya Maendeleo ya Pwani (HMP) grants.

Mama Fatuma leads groups of mostly women farmers who cultivate seaweeds in the ocean. This activity aims to diversify livelihood opportunities for communities in Kibuyuni, Kwale County. Technical support is provided by scientists from the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI).

Other KCDP supported community groups whose representatives have travelled to Nairobi for the event include: Dabasso Conservation Group (led by Mr. Shida Kenga), Makongeni Fish Ponds (Mr. Mohammed Mwarandani) and Msitu Women's group (Ms Pauline Jali).

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