The County Government of Uasin Gishu has disbursed Sh58 million under the Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project(KCSAP).
KCSAP is a five-year program supported jointly by World Bank and the National Government and is being carried out in Uasin Gishu and other 23 counties.
Speaking on Monday at the County Headquarters, Governor Jackson Mandago urged farmer groups which benefited to ensure they make good use of the funds.
Governor Mandago said they will closely monitor the groups to see to it that they put the funds into good use.
He pointed out that with the unpredictable weather patterns, it was important for farmers to plant crops that are resilient to climatic changes.
Mandago said the economic objective of the program is to increase agricultural productivity and build resilience to climate change risks.
The county boss also asked groups that benefited from the program to maintain close contact and learn from each other on best practices.
Speaking during the event, Deputy Governor Daniel Chemo challenged farmers to make good use of available resources and boost food production as well as their livelihoods.
He named availability of an international airport, rivers and good soils as some of the resources that farmers need to maximize on.
“We have an international airport here which provides a huge potential in horticulture, which we need to take advantage of,” Chemno said.
Among the beneficiaries of the program is Tarakawa ward that received Sh17 million, Ainabkoi/Olare Sh9 million, Ilula (8 million), Kapsoya (8 million), Kapkures, Sh8 million and Sh6 million for Kipsomba ward.