Enhancing Bilateral Cooperation in Agriculture

Narok County Governor H.E. Patrick Ole Ntutu received a delegation from the High Commission of India at his office led by the Secretary of Economic Relations in the Ministry of External Affairs, H.E. Mr. Dammu Ravi and the High Commissioner of India Ms. Namgya C. Khampa for a courtesy call and a follow up meeting aimed at enhancing bilateral cooperation in agriculture.

During the meeting, the teams discussed various investment opportunities in Narok County’s agriculture sector, including maize, wheat, potatoes, sugarcane, coffee, and livestock production, as well as the cultivation of sunflower, canola, and soya beans for edible oils. The teams also examined India’s advancements in agricultural mechanization and processing. It was agreed that establishing processing, milling, and assembling plants in Narok County would be beneficial, with assurance provided regarding investment protection through existing Kenyan laws and regulations.

To further the collaboration, the teams agreed to establish a joint technical team tasked with conducting a feasibility study on interventions needed for various agricultural value chains. This initiative aims to commercialize agricultural production in the county, ensuring maximum benefits for farmers.

Accompanying the delegation were H.E. Mr. Puneet R. Kundal, Additional Secretary, Mr. Prakash Shelat, Under Secretary, and Mr. Nand Kishor, Attache. Representing the County Government at the meeting were CECM for Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries, Joyce Keshe, along with Chief Officers Queen Kimorgo (Livestock), Samuel Teum (Fisheries), and Directors Francis Njogu (Livestock), Vincent Kinyua (Fisheries), and Dr. Gideon Nkeyasha (Veterinary Services).