In Summary
  • Dr Maina said small scale horticulture farming, fish farming and small scale livestock farming will be part of the county agenda to make the urban residents grow their own food.
  • The Bill will support the policies on urban agriculture which include growing, processing and distribution of food.

In a bid to promote urban farming, Nakuru County has started the process of constituting a board to monitor food security in the region.

The proposed Nakuru County Urban Food Security and Agriculture Advisory Board is one of the highlights in the Urban Food and Agriculture 2019 Bill.

The Bill, which is undergoing public participation, will be tabled in the House before the end of this year.

FOOD SECURITY

The board will advise the executive on ways of promoting urban food security and agricultural activities in the county.

Agriculture executive Immaculate Njuthe Maina said that with a fast rising population, there is need to think of a food system to cater for the urban population. Nakuru town has an estimated population of more than 500,000.

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