County distributes Avocado seedlings to farmers

County distributes Avocado seedlings to farmers

Following intensified calls on diversification, the County through the Department of Agriculture has walked the talk, this through distributing Avocado seedlings to farmers across the County.

On Wednesday, the course led by Agriculture CEC Samwel Yego flanked by Cooperatives counterpart Esther Mutai led in the distribution of 2,000 seedlings to farmers from Soy Sub County.

Addressing the farmers, Yego noted that the County is determined to meeting the needs of the farmers, diversification being one of the channels of creating empowerment to the farmers.

Yego further assured the farmers of a good turnover and profits from cultivating Avocado, saying there exists a great demand of the fruits within and abroad.

He called on the farmers to handle the crops carefully, saying that Agricultural extension officers will follow up on the crops to ensure maximum growth and successful venture.

On her side, Cooperatives CEC championed on the cooperative movement, challenging farmers to join SACCOs noting on the benefits they will get in bringing ideas together.

Mutai said the County will greatly support farmers through cooperative societies, citing MOISOI union.

County Assembly Chair on Agriculture Hon. Joel Rugut assured the Assembly’s support in diversification calls on Agriculture, promising to support bills and policies that touch on the same.

The MCA further urged the farmers to join cooperative societies noting that funds are better driven through cooperatives other than giving individually.

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