|Title:||Kenya, IFAD Vice-President Cornelia Richter field visit Kenya, May 2018|
Rongai Sub County, Menengai West Ward, Nakuru County, KenyaSammy and Nelly Ng'etich's Farm – Kironai Self Help Group, Food Production, Marketing and Dairy Production Smallholder Dairy Commercialization ProgrammeIFAD Vice-President Cornelia Richter with Sammy (blue shirt)and Nelly (yellow blouse) Ng'etich.
On the photograph the cowhouse.
Sammy (46 years old) and Nelly are married with 3 kids and they live in Nakuru. After graduating with a diploma in hospitality, Sammy embarked on job searching in the Mombasa city without success. Occasionally he would work as a casual laborer in hotels but the pay was meagre and could not sustain him. He moved back to Nakuru and his father gave him six acres of family land to till, which he planted maize. From the proceeds of the maize, he bought 2 cows producing an average of 4 litres per cow per day.
From the initial dairy herd of 4 cows producing an average of 4 litres per cow per day, Ngetich improved his stock using Artificial Insemination and also bought more dairy cows. Today he owns 9 dairy cows. He is currently milking four cows producing an average of 10 litres per day. He sells his production at 40 Ksh/ litre, generating a daily gross income of Ksh 1,600. He has planted 2 acres of Rhodes grass which he uses during dry season. He has also constructed a store for feed conservation and has harnessed rain water to feed his family and dairy animals.
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|Categories:||IFAD Leadership field visits|