Garissa county to adopt Sudan Grass folder investment to spur dairy farming in the region. The county director for livestock development in Garissa Dr. Haret Hambe announced during the Sudan Grass seed Distribution, that the seeds will help increase milk production and meat production in the county. The county is mostly struck by drought, the director added that it will help feed the people of the Garissa county during the drought period.
The Sudan Grass seed was being distributed through the project, ‘Strengthening the Livestock Market Systems in Garissa county through value chain Approach. The project was funded by the International Labour Organization(ILO) and implemented by the Somali Lifeline Organization(SOLO) with the support of the Garissa County Government.
This folder will aid the pastrolist to have adequate access to pasture and ensure consistent and nutritious livestock feed to mitigate against severe drought. Over 1500kgs of Sudan Grass seed were distributed in the region. The grass seed is preferred over other grass varieties in this region its seed germination rate is above 90 percent.