Pyrethrum seedlings in Subukia and Molo sub counties in Nakuru County have been given a clean bill of health by The Agriculture and Food Authority (AFA). AFA has confirmed that they are compliant to their terms and regulations and other Industrial Crops Directorate regulations.
Inspectors from AFA and the County’s Agriculture Department visited the nurseries to check on the status of the pyrethrum seedlings ahead of the rainy season. According to AFA this helps ascertain that farmers get quality seedlings from operators to ensure high yield and most importantly, high pyrethrin content.
The nursery owners in collaboration with the County Government provide contracted farmers with pyrethrum seedlings as part of the Pyrethrum Revival program. According to the County Government of Nakuru this year it has set aside Ksh. 25 million estimated to 8,300,000 million seedlings as opposed to last year’s 3,330,000 million seedlings.