Kenya Water Towers agency officials will carry out activities to mitigate against soil loss in 29 micro water catchment areas in the the County, team leader Dr. Winnie Musila has alluded.
Speaking when they paid a courtesy call to the governor in Wundanyi, Dr. Musila noted that their team is on a two day exercise to research on what small scale farmers and property owners around the micro catchment areas are doing as far as conservation is concerned.
"This will be followed by 6-12 months intensive activities to implement the practical proposal arrived at and other recommendations by professionals," added Dr. Musila.
Taita Taveta County governor John Mruttu welcomed the move saying conservation of soil and water catchment areas will improve agriculture productivity and water access in the hilly parts of the county.
"This initiative to conserve soil and water is highly commended for the hilly areas of our county. Kenya water tower agency should work closely with farmers to foster a good working relationship to ensure sustainability of the project," complimented governor Mruttu.
In attendance was CECMs Alexander Mwangeka and his counterpart Ben Mghana.