County Executive Committee Member for Agriculture, Agribusiness, Livestock Development and Fisheries Edward Sawe has disclosed that his docket will soon rally farmers across all value chains to form Cooperative Societies.

Speaking on Tuesday during a meeting with officers from the National Agricultural Value Chain Development Project (NAVCDP) who are in the county to look at various value chains to improve the livelihoods of people, Sawe said for a long time farmers have been doing farming without considering issues of market.

“In this regard, we are going to rally all value chain to form cooperatives or unions because as Agriculture we’re doing production and these entities are doing value addition” said Sawe

He assured the NAVCDP delegation that data for active markets will be availed so that farmers can get to know better prices from the markets and the dynamics that surround the prices of the commodities.

“We are also aiming at introducing crop rotation to avoid the dominance of a single crop which affects productivity and allows farmers to benefit more from the venture. This is also to ensure that we increase income and be food secure” he added

Agriculture Chief Officer Elphas Kesio on his part said the county government is doing well in the implementation of the project noting that Nguzo’s number one(Agriculture)of Governor Jonathan Bii matches well with the mandate of the project.

National Agricultural Value Chain Development Project is a community-driven development Project that seeks to increase market participation and value addition for targeted small-scale farmers in Kenya who are engaged across 33 counties,Uasin Gishu County being one of them.

NAVCDP County Coordinator Cosmas Langat, and NAVCDP officers were among the present.