After the successful development and gazettement of the Crops (Irish potato) regulations 2019, county governments have the role of promoting awareness of the regulation as well as enforcing it.
In line with this, the Nakuru county government in collaboration with NPCK, Netherlands Development Organization (SNV), Agriculture Council of Kenya (AgCK), Sustainable Agriculture Community Development Programme (SACDEP), Agriculture and Food Authority (AFA) and other stakeholders organized for a 2 day workshop at ATC Soilo with an aim of sensitizing ward and sub-county crops development officers, traders, transporters and farmers on the regulations. The two day workshop was held on 24th and 25th July 2019. The workshop was attended by other key stakeholders such as input providers, enforcement officers, and representatives of trade, agriculture and weight and measures departments and the members of agriculture committee in the county assembly. Nakuru county CECM Agriculture, Dr. Immaculate Maina, expressed the county government’s commitment to start the enforcement of the regulations from 1st August 2019.
Participants during a sensitization meeting of potato regulations 2019 at ATC Soilo, Nakuru