PS State Department for Crop Development Mr. Phillip K. Harsama visited Mwea Irrigation Scheme on August 7, 2023 l.He was accompanied by Kirinyaga Women Rep Hon. Njeri Maina, Senator Hon. Kamau Murango and area MCA’s.
He was received by DGM- Operations Mr. Joel Tanui, farmer leaders and other Senior Officers from the Authority.
The PS launched the Apple Snail Control Program spearheaded by the Ministry of Agriculture. He later distributed 20,000 lts of pesticide to farmers in the 30,000-acre Scheme. This will help cushion farmers against crop losses and as result of this action high yields are guaranteed.
The PS committed that the government will continue supporting farmers nationwide in order to improve food security and encourage grass root farmers to produce food in line with the Bottom Up Economic Transformation Agenda