Uasin Gishu is headed towards being a stop shop unit for all agricultural products.
This was said on Friday by Deputy Governor Daniel Chemno when he took the gospel of Agricultural Diversification to Kesses Sub County.
While distributing avocado seedlings to farmers in Tulwet, Kamuyu , Kaptingya, Lainguse and Cherus, Chemno disclosed that the climate and soils are favorable for the growth of the promotional crops which include Avocado, Macadamia and Coffee.
We have ready markets for these produce. We have sampled all the markets and we can assure you that in the next three years you will be reaping great profits for these fruits”, said Chemno.
He further gave the administrations commitment in supporting the farmers through all avenues in a bid to empowering them to higher scales.
Chemno urged farmers to join cooperative societies noting that it is an enabler towards the County reaching them with ease, essential services and funds reaching them.
On his side, Agriculture Chief Officer Julius Rotich asked the farmers to embrace diversification calls, urging farmers to take advantage of the County’s initiative of offering seedlings.
Rotich noted that more programs targeting women and the youth are on the way, projects that will boost their economic status, sentiments echoed by County Director of Agriculture Wilbur Mutai.
Rotich hinted on the County’s move of putting up a fertilizer store in Tulwet Chuiyat that will reduce the struggle farmers go through in accessing fertilizer.
The distribution will go through the whole County in the next few days.