H. E Anne Waiguru visited the dry rice farm in the county of Abruzzo, which has very advanced, intensive production that has been created in joint partnership between the private sector and university of alimentary science in order to have of all the certifications and high nutrition standards.
The dry rice farming saves 90% of water in comparison to paddy rice farming, production for 2 acres is 9 tonnes per season and cost of production per Kg is kshs32 while selling price is Kshs822.
If this is introduced in Kirinyaga it would drastically reduce production cost while simultaneously increasing selling price thus economically enabling our farmers from their farming.
The Mountain Cities Blueprint 2032
The Mountain Cities Blueprint 2032 is an integrated public policy framework that seeks to establish Kirinyaga County as “The Health & Wellness Capital of the World”. This outcome will be achieved through this Sessional Paper No. 1 2018 as a policy framework of an integrated blueprint given the need to model devolution in Africa. The Blueprint is made up of 3 pillars: enhanced agricultural production; industrial development as a part of trade and private sector development; and socio-economic development through integrated urban planning. The Framework is anchored on the foundation of; public-sector reform, economic empowerment and social transformation. Our goal is to establish Kirinyaga County as an adaptive and responsive government that will be the manifestation of emerging leadership in Africa.