Nandi: Boost for farmers as non-state agency enters deal with county.

Nandi County Government has signed a deal with Apollo Agriculture a firm that provides farmers with timely and quality farm inputs on loan which is repaid upto harvest season.

Apollo Agriculture is non-governmental company.

The Memorandum of Understanding between the two entities will see more farmers supported in their farming ventures, a move that will promote food security and development.

This year, over 6,000 farmers in the county received certified seeds and other farm inputs including maize from the organization.

During the signing of the deal, County Executive Committee Member for Agriculture Dr. Benard Lagat encouraged farmers to work with the company to increase their yields.

“Apart from providing quality certified seeds, they also provide insurance and extension services,” said Dr Lagat.

The company which started with maize said there were plans to diversify into other crops.

The company Chief Executive Officer Benjamin Njenga assured farmers of financial support to enable them invest in farming.

“There is financing that will enable farmers to engage profitable ventures such as cabbages, potatoes, dairy and poultry,” said Njenga.

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