Uasin Gishu County continues with a call for diversification as more farmers receive promotional crops seedlings.
County Executive for Agriculture Mr. Samuel Yego led a team to Tulwopng’etuny, Tulwet/Chuiyat ward in Kesses Sub-County on Tuesday to distribute Macadamia seedlings to local farmers.
The intense campaigns that have been taken to the grassroots in every corner of the County have witnessed noteworthy achievements.
Mr. Yego disclosed how beneficial the move was and what it exactly meant to local farmers.
“By planting Macadamia it means for not less than 50 years to come you will be reaping its benefits”,said Yego.
He also expressed the need to incorporate the youth in every initiative so that they can be the leading champs in every step made by the members of the society.
” Our Children will be the main beneficiaries of the crops and so we must embrace it so as to guarantee them a better life thereafter”, added Yego.
His Finance counterpart CPA Julius Rutto took the stage to shed light on how farmers can be millionaires within a short period of time.
It is through farming and specifically diversification that can legitimately earn you a significant amount of money with the little struggle”, said Rutto.
On his part, the Chief Officer Mr. Julius Rotich affirmed that they will not relent until they see farmers in the County in another economic standard.
It is until we are confident that you no longer rely on a single crop is when we shall be sure of a better future ahead”, said Rotich.
The promotional seedling that have been distributed all along include Coffee, Avocado, Tissue Culture Bananas, Passion Fruits and Macadamia.
In attendance were Directors Wilbur Mutai (Agriculture)and Dr.Philip Biama( Livestock).