WORKING TO BUILD A RESILIENT LOCAL ECONOMY USING THE CO-OPERATIVE STRUCTURE IN THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR; LELCHEGO DAIRY SACCO SOCIETY LIMITED 4TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM)

Lelchego SACCO society limited has continued to be a successful demonstration of the collaborative efforts between the County Government of Nandi and the local capacity of dairy farmers in the region in maximizing the local agricultural economy from consumptive dependency to productive resilience through investment, customized service delivery and open governance.

On Tuesday, the County Government of Nandi, through the Department of Agriculture and Co-operative Development in its mandate, led by director of Co-operative Development, Mr. Stalin Koech, and Chesumei sub-county co-operative officer, Ms. Joy Jemutai, oversaw the society’s 4th Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at Cheptarit Catholic Church hall in Mosoriot.

The County Government, through the department, is committed to protect the local economies of farmer co-operatives through recognizing and networking the infrastructural needs of the co-operatives to frameworks that establish sustainable developmental growth and resilience of farmer members, in their dependency on the social and commercial aspects of farming.

Lelchego Sacco Cooperative Society is a dairy farmer-owned organization based in Mosoriot, Chesumei sub-county, whose membership stretches to Mutwot, Ngechek, Kosirai, Kokwet, Itigo, Lelmokwo, Sigot, and Biribiet zones. The society has continued to expand the socio-economic capacity of its members in areas education, business, agriculture, asset finance, and overall well-being.

Through various initiatives of the County Government, Lelchego society members have capitalized on the county’s provisional assets in areas partnership networking and collaboration, regional and international ambassadorial roles, audit, AI services, mechanization, data collection analysis and management, input and output resource mobilization, alternative conflict resolution framework, and they are part of the stakeholder platform in county dairy projects.

Agriculture being the largest regional economy in Nandi, small-holder farmers are encouraged to join co-operatives and grow the productivity and profitability of their ventures through the shared risk, networking, subsidization, and expanded resource mobilization, the cooperative model offers. #Winchit
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