Kiambu county today released a consignment of 108 tonnes of seeds to be delivered to farmers in the county. It consists of 71 tonnes of maize seeds and 37 tonnes of beans and will be delivered to 36,000 farmers . Governor Nyoro says they intend to scale it up to 100,000 farmers by next year.
The County government will also distribute 62,500 avocado seedlings and 11,000 mango seedlings directly to farmers at a total cost of Kshs 48 million. The County says the seeds have been tested for the last 2 years in different ecological zones within Kiambu County and are expected to increase maize yields by 106,000 bags or Ksh.266 Million.