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Digitization of land records and governance

By February 15, 2023 No Comments

The Food and Agriculture Organization FAO is implementing Sh2.5 Billion digital land governance program in some counties in Kenya.

A delegation of agency officials visited Elgeyo Marakwet County on Wednesday where they were hosted by Deputy Governor Prof. Grace Cheserek.

Speaking at the meeting, FAO-UN country director Ms Husna Mbarak said the Five year program will comprise digitization of land records, support establishment of GIS laboratory, staff capacity building in digitization and improvement of policy, legal and institutional framework.

In the long run, this will address issues related to conflicts surrounding land and natural resources.

The impact will result into improvement of food and nutrition security, livelihoods and sustainable development, said the official

She said the outcome of the program will be equitable access to land and natural resources, improved security of tenure and enhancement of livelihoods and sustainable socioeconomic development.

The department of Lands, physical Planning and Housing Development will play a vital role in the program.

Prof. Cheserek said the partnership, once implemented will go a long way in addressing land conflicts.

FAO-UN is an international organization that lead international efforts to combat hunger and improve nutrition and food security.

The meeting was attended by County Secretary Paul Chemmuttut, CEC Members Thomas Kimaiyo, Edwin Seroney, Jason Lagat and Purity Koima among other technical officials.