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Over 200 farmers’ groups benefit from Ksh. 80M from World Bank.

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(Nyamira County Secretary Mr. James Ntabo (left in blue suits) hands a Kshs. 80M dummy cheque to farmers in the second phase of the World Bank funded project yesterday. By Dan Nyamanga.)

 By Dan Nyamanga. 

Farmers  in Nyamira County are set to benefit from the World Bank (WB)funded National Agricultural and Rural Inclusive Growth Project (NARIGP) which has given a KShs. 80M grant to 230 groups Wednesday. 
This was in the second phase after another group  received another KShs. 25M in the first phase in March this year.
Nyamira County Secretary (CS) James Ntabo noted that agriculture was the main livelihood for Nyamira and Kenya at large and therefore need to boost the sector. 
“Availability and access of adequate  food remains elusive to some households in Nyamira and therefore agriculture is the single most sector in the realization of equitable access and availability of adequate quality food in the country through improved quality production”, said Ntabo.
Ntabo said that Nyamira County was committed to address the main constraints in the sector to enable increase agricultural productions and vule addition. 
County NARIGP coordinator Mr. David Munyi said more funding is in the line and more farmers are set to benefit. 
He asked beneficiaries to maximize the use of the funds to the intended purposes for maximum productivity. 
“We encourage them to use the money they receive to increase agricultural productivity and profitability”, said Munyi

NARIGP s designed to address the main constraints facing the agriculture sector by increasing agricultural production and productivity using community participation and value chain approaches.