Brook­side, French firm part­ner in food se­cu­rity project

The Star (Kenya) - - News -

About 30,000 farm­ers in Trans Nzoia and Bun­goma coun­ties will ben­e­fit from a mul­ti­mil­lion­shillings agri­cul­ture project that seeks to trans­form the liveli­hoods of small­hold­ers. Brook­side, the coun­try’s largest milk pro­ces­sor, has part­nered with French firm, Liveli­hoods Fund and Vi Agro­forestry, to boost food se­cu­rity in the Mt El­gon. The project, in­volv­ing 15 co­op­er­a­tives and 1,200 farm­ers’ groups, aims to in­crease crop yields by 30 per cent. “The cur­rent milk pro­duc­tion per cow in the project area is five ki­los per day. We in­tend to raise milk pro­duc­tion from the cur­rent five ki­los to 10 ki­los per cow per day,” Brook­side’s di­rec­tor of milk pro­cure­ment John Gethi said in a state­ment after the launch in Ki­tale.

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