The Star (Nairobi)

17 July 2014

Kenya: Nakuru Gives Farmers Pyrethrum Seeds

The Nakuru county government has bought pyrethrum seedlings worth Sh5 million to distribute to farmers. Agriculture executive Stanley Chepkwony said the move will revive the industry.

Speaking in his office yesterdays, he said the seedlings will be distributed to Molo, Kuresoi North and South, Naivasha and Gilgil.

"50 farmers from the identified areas will get 5,500 seedlings," said Chepkwony. The exercise had started in Kinungi but had been put on hold due to weather changes.

He said the county with the Pyrethrum Regulatory Authority has put measures in place to revive the sector. "The revival will improve pyrethrum farmers' income and earn more revenue for the county," Chepkwony said.

He urged farmers to go for high quality planting materials which will give them better yield. Chepkwony said the government will educate farmers on proper farming methods.

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