The County Government of Uasin Gishu, Department of Agriculture on Wednesday visited farmers in Segero/Barsombe Ward, Soy Sub-County to monitor the progress and the farmer’s preparedness to plant high-value crops.
During the inspection exercise, the team visited Mr. Peter Chesos’ farm who is using modern technology to excavate coffee and Avocado holes already pegged by the ward agricultural officer Mr. Pius Kemboi.
The use of the drilling auger reduces the cost of excavating by 50%(as low as Ksh.20 per hole) and fast for large scale works.
The team that comprised of the County coffee officer, County Agricultural Engineer and Monitoring and Evaluation officer encouraged the farmers to fast-track their preparation in view of the impending long rains.
“It is important for the Ward Agricultural Officers to assist farmers on pegging their farms for accuracy and consistency for good plant spacing and high productivity of this perennial crops,” says Nicholas Maritim, the County Coffee officer.
On his part, Peter Chesos disclosed that the new technology is cost-friendly and should be adopted by farmers for them to achieve the right measurements on hole digging.