The County Government of Nakuru, has so far managed to have over 1500 acres of pyrethrum since its farming revival and has attracted various processors who buy the flowers at not lower than Kshs. 200/- per kilogram according to the County. Agriculture Chief Officer, Mr Kibet Maina, has advised farmers against selling their flowers to brokers who demand for lower prices.
He added that farmers ought to put in more effort in handling the industrial crop by engaging in best practices throughout production, drying and storing as they await for markets. He was speaking as he distributed 260,000 pyrethrum seedlings to farmers in Chepkoburot and Tiloa locations in Kuresoi North sub-county. The County says it 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.
The County Government also distributed some 10,000 avocado seedlings in Elburgon ward, Molo subcounty which benefited some 2,000 farmers.