Murang’a County Agro-ecology Development Act 2022
Murang’a County Government today held a Successful Agro-Ecology forum that culminated with the Launch of “Murang’a County Agro-ecology Development Policy: 2022-2032 and “Murang’a County Agro-ecology Development Act 2022” at Ihura Stadium.
The Ceremony was officiated by H. E Stephen Munania – Murang’a County Government Deputy Governor on behalf of the County Governor, H.E Irungu Kang’ata. Agro-ecology is a farming practice and food production approach that seeks to build resilience against market shocks and climate change by applying ecological principles to agriculture.
Agro-ecology goes beyond food production to food security, food distribution and consumption chain for ecologically sensitive and sustainable food production. Over the 8 Years of implementing this Agro-ecology Policy, the County will work towards becoming the leading county in sustainable agricultural production, food security, food safety, green products trade and marketing.
As an integrated Approach, Agro-ecology applies Ecological, Social Concepts and Principles to the Design and Management of Food and Agricultural systems. Agro-ecology seeks to optimize Interactions between Plants, Animals, Humans and the Environment while taking into Consideration the Social Aspects that need to be addressed for a Sustainable and Fair Food.