Over 2500 vulnerable farmers who will receive free fertilizers to enable them engage in crop cultivation.
Each farmer will receive 3 bags of the farm input from Yara East Africa realized through a partnership between the fertilizer manufacturer and Nandi county government.
Addressing press in the county headquarters, Nandi governor Stephen Sang said that his government was targeting the less privileged farmers to put them at bar with the rest.
“This donation from Yara East Africa is for the post COVID-19 economic recovery, and we know that our farmers were affected and we are glad the department of agriculture will ensure that our farmers are assisted,” Said Sang.
The governor said the program was timely since farmers are preparing to plant. He exuded confidence that food production and security will be achieved in Nandi county.
Governor sang also used the opportunity to ask National Government to be considerate to grain farmers.
“The directive by the president the other day directing millers to buy maize at Sh.2500 is completely unacceptable. Why would a government that is considerate of its farmer recommends a prize that is 700 less than the production cost?” Questioned Sang.
He called upon the national government not to discriminate the maize farmers.
Territory manager for Yara Abednego Sengwer assured farmers of quality fertilizers and urged them to grow crops and improve their livelihoods.