The Star (Nairobi)

22 August 2014

Kenya: Nakuru County Embarks On Reviving Pyrethrum Farming

The Nakuru County Government has embarked on the third phase of a project to revive pyrethrum farming in the region by distributing free seedlings to farmers.

Governor Kinuthia Mbugua on Tuesday distributed more than 690,000 free seedlings to 125 farmers in Bahati constituency.

While urging the farmers to work together with his government in its effort to revive the once lucrative sub sector in the county, Kinuthia further called on them to practice good crop husbandry.

The farmers who all belong to various co-operative societies each received 5,500 seedlings.

More than 900,000 seedlings have already been distributed to farmers in Molo and Kuresoi sub counties while farmers in Kinungi area in Naivasha sub-county have received another 165,000 seedlings.

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