A boost to pyrethrum value chain as Nakuru partners with KOICA

Nakuru County will partner with The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) to improve and increase production along the pyrethrum value chain.

In a meeting with Deputy Governor David Kones, Ian Insuk Jung, a representative from Good People International which will implement the programme said KOICA intends to fund the sector through the provision of seedlings, dryers, training and capacity-building farmers in Sub-Counties to increase Pyrethrum production. KOICA Country Director Dr. Jang Hee will soon visit the county to cement the deal.

KOICA will build on Good People International’s successful interventions in Subukia Sub-County where the organization has over 1500 farmers who have already benefited from the distribution of P4 pyrethrum seedlings, dryers and targeted training.

The Deputy Governor noted that this will be a big boost as the County is set to commence the distribution of over 12 million seedlings to farmers which is intended to increase the Pyrethrum acreage from the current 3000 acres to 30,000 acres.

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