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June 29th, 2017 / Business Daily Africa

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government has promised to construct 57 dams, buy half of its food requirements from small scale farmers and improve forest cover from seven to 10 per cent in a bold food security plan, if re-elected.

The Jubilee team is also promising to put under irrigation at least one million acres in the next five years.

“We will complete the 57-large-scale dam construction programme, support small-holder agricultural drip irrigation and work with the private sector to enhance commercial agricultural production on at least 1.2 million acres,” the party promises in its manifesto launched on Monday.

The Jubilee team has promised to partner with county governments to establish at least one agricultural produce market that they say will provide a central outlet for agricultural produce where farmers can sell directly rather than through middle men. Read more