The Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) managing Director Esther Kimani has assured Uasin Gishu County residents that her institution will ensure that all imported potato seed is fit for the County’s ecological zones.
Speaking on Thursday during a courtesy call to the Deputy Governor’s Office, Kimani said the Country has new seed variety both local and from the Netherlands.
“As an institution, we are organizing a field day where potato varieties will be showcased to farmers as well as offer an opportunity for them to learn more on cultivation and disease mitigation” she added.
According to the County Secretary Peter Leley, potato seeds are critical to farmers.
“We are looking forward as a County to partnering with stakeholders in training farmers on issues of potato growing” added the County Secretary
“Agriculture is our County’s identity and backbone and we have no reason to avoid it.” Mr. Leley noted