World Bank, through the National Agricultural and Rural Inclusive Growth (NARIG) Project, will start giving grants to 824 farming self-help groups in 21 counties.
The World Bank has already issued Kshs87 million in support to the project, which will be awarded to 152 micro businesses in the fields of apiculture, dairy farming, Irish potato and poultry farming.
The project aims at expanding micro agribusiness ventures, by upgrading and their equipment hence improving productivity.
Beneficiaries of the project will also receive extension services so as to cut post-harvest losses, improve value addition, and mechanize farming to enhance their income.
NARIG project is part of Ksh22.6 billion World Bank program co-driven by 21 County Governments rolled out in December 2018. The program is set to run for four years in an effort to make agricultural development an inclusive pathway to sustainable economic empowerment.