Farming Systems Kenya (FSK) on Friday launched its new vision document dubbed FSK Vision 2050.
The FSK Vision 2050 seeks to bring farmers together through an integrated model of Value Extension Service (VES-a concept that has been developed largely from the huge experience that FSK has had dealing with the farming communities in the past 35 years.
Speaking at their offices in Nakuru’s Kiamunyi during the launch, the Executive Director Farming Systems Kenya Raphael Kinoti noted that the model explores opportunities for enhanced resilient production through adoption of modern farming technologies.
“With this model we focus mainly on the changing climate, marketing of farm commodities in a cost effective manner using modules that are farmer based, efficient technology transfer mechanisms, sustainable farming practices and the entire aspect of entrepreneurial farming’’ he said.
He called on Farmers to embrace the vision which will help in addressing the issue of food security in Nakuru County and the nation at large.
The event was presided over by Nakuru County Executive Committee Member for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Emmaculate Maina who called on FSK to consider young farmers who make up majority of the population in Nakuru county adding that such can engage in commercial farming to boost the economy of Nakuru.
While citing poor pricing,inflation and water shortage as some of the challenges facing agriculture,the CEC called on farmers to work closely with researchers and embrace new technology in order to boost production.
“Nakuru county will continue to work with farmers in ensuring quality production.I would also like to urge FSK to ensure it incorporate our young people who make up majority of our population.Through this the youths can engage in commercial agriculture and boost the economy” said the CEC.
It should be noted that FSK is an indigenous Non-Governmental Organization in Nakuru, formed in 1981 through the initiative of the Africa Inland Church, Nakuru Region Lay People Fellowship (NLPF) of Nakuru Region Church Council (NRCC).
The main agenda is to reduce poverty through agricultural development; the main focus being the smallholder farmers who constitute 80% of the Kenyan farming community.
PHOTO/Kenya info.co.ke:Maize farm:Farming Systems Kenya (FSK) on Friday launched its new vision document dubbed FSK Vision 2050.The FSK Vision 2050 seeks to bring farmers together through an integrated model of Value Extension Service (VES-a concept that has been developed largely from the huge experience that FSK has had dealing with the farming communities in the past 35 years.