Ndengu Revolution In Kitui County
The Kenya Red Cross Society in partnership with Kitui county have launched the Ndengu Revolution also known as “Inua Mkulima” food security project that targets approximately 200,000 small holder farmers in Kitui County. The project seeks to revamp food security and livelihood of Kitui residents, reduce poverty through rural development and train small-scale farmers alongside provision of financial services to farmers.
Kitui has been one of the regions mostly affected by the impacts of failed rains that occurrs occasionally in Kenya. The project will therefore support communities to meet their immediate needs through early recovery initiatives that strengthen livelihood through support to subsistence farmers, as well as access to water.
The County government will support residents in tackling perennial food shortage and deep rooted poverty in the county by utilising locally available resources. Each household will be issued with a 2Kgs packet of seeds which is enough for planting in a half acre farm. The county government will also assist farmers to access agricultural extension services and technical advice from agricultural experts. Kenya Red Cross Society will also collaborate with the county government to secure ready market for the farmers by organising them into cooperatives that can market their produce in bulk.