Dairy farming has received a major boost following an incentive programme set to be rolled out by Uasin Gishu county government.

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According to a post on the county's official Facebook page, the governor Jackson Mandago-led administration has set up 46 cooling plants through a collaboration with the World Bank. 

"The program is expected to see an increase in milk production," reads part of the Facebook post.

The programme proposed by the Department of Agriculture and Livestock Development and Kenya Smart Agriculture programme (KCSAP), seeks to surround 200 farmers with 12 cooler plants. 

The county will select the cooperatives and build capacity for farmers, giving them an insight into the programme's docket.

KCSAP will serve two cows with sexed semen from every farmer in December for every farmer and also provide feeds establishment and reproductive performance through treatment and extension, so as to increase quantity milk production to more than 2,000 litres in each of the chosen plants.

KCSAP project coordinator Cosmas Langat while chairing a consultative meeting stated that the initiative is set to inspire cooperative societies through milk production and value addition, boasting the farmers economy as well as reviving milk production in Uasin Gishu County. 

Those who attended the meeting include veterinary Director Dr Philip Biama, Sub-county and Ward Administrators, Sub-County and Ward Agriculture and Livestock Officers.