Will Support Investors to set up Maize milling plants For Value Addition
The county government of Trans Nzoia will support potential investors to set up at least two maize milling plants as a way of promoting value addition on raw produce while creating employment opportunities.
Deputy governor Philomena Kapkory has assured farmers in the county that they will soon have a better market for their cereals with underway plans to ensure proper value chains on agricultural produce.
Speaking at the Regional Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (Kephis) farmers’ field day in Kitale Wednesday, Mrs. Kapkory said the county administration will focus on key areas that will improve productivity.
She underscored the need to embrace modern agricultural technologies and share knowledge on the same adding that market linkages will be established to ease that burden on the farmer.
Mrs. Kapkory pointed out that the event whose theme is dubbed “Enhancing Diversification of technologies for Nutrition and Food Security” seeks to increase farming practices for the creation of commercial gains while upgrading from subsistence agriculture.
“This event provides an opportunity for farmers, traders and service providers to access modern technologies, establish agribusiness as well s market linkages,” she pointed out.
She urged all farmers and business community to take advantage of the occasion to create networks and linkeages for Agri-business expansion.
Trans Nzoia CEC Agriculture pointed out that the KEPHIS field day give farmers a suitable opportunity to learn modern farming technologies ,improve farming practices for increased agricultural productivity ,wealth and employment creation.
Mrs Nzomo noted that her department will work closely with relevant stakeholders to provide interventions towards the management of pests and also access and affordability of artificial insemination service.
The theme of the field day was ‘Enhancing Diversification of Agricultural Technologies For Nutrition and Food Security’.