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Kuresoi North, Molo farmers receive County pyrethrum, avocado seedlings
The County Government of Nakuru has distributed 260,000 pyrethrum seedlings to farmers in Chepkoburot and Tiloa locations in Kuresoi North sub-county.
The exercise is under the pyrethrum revival program launched by H.E Governor Lee Kinyanjui in 2018.
Since revival, the County has so far managed to have over 1500 acres of pyrethrum and has attracted various processors who buy the flowers at no lower than 200/- per kilogram.
The exercise was led by Agriculture Chief Officer, Mr Kibet Maina, who strongly advised farmers against selling their flowers to brokers who demand lower prices.
He added that farmers ought to put in more effort in handling the industrial crop by engaging in best practices throughout production, and drying and storing as they await markets.
Next week the County will distribute the remaining 240,000 seedlings in the same sub-county. Kuresoi North is the only sub-county receiving 500,000 seedlings this financial year.
Later in the day, the County Government also distributed some 10,000 avocado seedlings in Elburgon ward, Molo sub-county which benefited some 2,000 farmers.
This is aimed at increasing forest cover in addition to increasing farmers’ income through the sale of the fruits under the Crop Diversification Program.
Chief Officer Mr Kibet Maina got the jump on the distribution accompanied by area MCA Njuguna Mwaura, County youth advisor, Sir Paul Ndirangu among other County officials.
This year the County will distribute over 36,800 seedlings with sub-counties like Molo, Rongai, Bahati, Njoro and Kuresoi North.