COUNTY, ASK PARTNERING TO FURTHER IMPROVE AGRICULTURE

COUNTY, ASK PARTNERING TO FURTHER IMPROVE AGRICULTURE

The County Government of Uasin Gishu has offered to partner with the Agricultural Society of Kenya to better position the union in a path to revitalization.

Governor Jackson Mandago EGH, offered brilliant advice to ASK as the society came calling Tuesday ahead of this year’s exhibition in March in Eldoret.

Speaking as he hosted ASK for a courtesy call, Mandago said the society needs to revamp and revitalize so they can better position itself as a farmers’ choice.

Mandago said agriculture is experiencing shifts with new technologies and new ventures already taking shape.

He had an offer: “My Government will work with (ASK) to plan for new ways of revitalization. This will include serious marketing.”

At the meeting, Mandago said ASK needs to keep close touch with farmers. “There are new crops like avocado, macadamia, and coffee that farmers are growing currently.”

ASK should then come in to strengthen exhibition and research because these are the farming practices at the moment.”

Deputy Governor Daniel Chemno said there are new farmers’ fairs organized by private corporates and that ASK should give farmers better shows.

Chemno proposed ASK’s Eldoret branch to dedicate some acres of land for cultivation of avocado, macadamia, coffee and the other high-value crops.

Then these farms (on coffee, macadamia and avocado) can be used as demonstration centres during shows,” Mandago corroborated his Deputy’s statement.

CEC for Agriculture Samwel Yego, Chief Officers Victoria Tarus (Livestock and Fisheries) and Julius Rotich (Agriculture) were among county leaders who were in the meeting.

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