Over 10,000 smallholder farmers within Uasin Gishu County are set to benefit from training on efficiently converting their waste into renewable energy and biofertilizer.
Agriculture CEC Edward Sawe speaking during a Farmers Training Program that was conducted by Sistema.Bio in partnership with SNV in Eldoret said that the training will help farmers to increase yield and as a result help contribute to food security.
Sawe noted that most farmers were continuously getting low yields due to increased soil acidity occasioned by the overuse of acidic fertilizers.
“We are pleased to be part of this training so that our farmers are equipped with the latest farming skills and technologies that will better their yields sustainably,” said Sawe. The CEC also urged farmers to desist from continued land fragmentation that threatens food security in the country.
According to Adams Amenya the Sistema.Bio Sales Manager, they are training farmers in line with the goals of a hunger-free Africa urging farmers to adopt smart agriculture that will guarantee an increase in yield.