Mega 45 acres pyrethrum seed bed established in Molo to boost the sector

A mega 45 acres pyrethrum seed bed has been established in Molo Sub County as a way of reviving the Pyrethrum sector in Nakuru County.
The seed bed that has been established by Kentagra biotechnology limited will be used to raise pyrethrum seedlings to be distributed to framers for free within Nakuru County.
Peter Mwaura- the chief technical officer at Kentegra bio technology Ltd says once the seedlings are distributed to farmers, they will translate to 4500 acres of pyrethrum plantation.
“Once the seedlings are distributed to farmers, they will translate to 4500 acres of pyrethrum plantation. The seedbed located within Turi ward will by January 2018 be increased to 100 acres translating to 10,000 acres of pyrethrum plantation” he said.
Through the program, between 20,000 and 30,000 farmers are being targeted annually.
According to Mwaura, the company which is among others that joined the pyrethrum industry following liberalization by the government is working with county governments to return the “white gold” to Nakuru County.
The company will now be offering free seedlings and fertilizer after which it will purchase the pyrethrum flowers as per a signed agreement with the quality seedlings given to farmers set to be improved every three years.
One of the farmers Francis Githinji stated that before liberalization farmer’s encountered problems such as delayed payment, lack of incentives and exploitation by players in the value chain.
“With the entry of various private companies in the sector, competition will facilitate prompt payment of farmers, high quality seedlings and more incentives to the farmers” he said.
On his part, Mr Scott Sweat- the chief operating officer at Kentagra biotechnology limited thanked the government for liberalizing the pyrethrum industry adding that the future is bright for the sector.
This even as Nakuru governor Lee Kinyanjui in his capacity as the chairman of the Pyrethrum producing companies has prioritized revamping of the pyrethrum sector through a multi sectoral approach.
It will be remembered that during the swearing in ceremony of his new cabinet, Kinyanjui said that pyrethrum sector is one of the key sector that his government will pay attention to as a way of steering industrial growth.

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  1. Anonymous

    thanks alot for reviving the company. for sure it will be an advantage to majority of us.

  2. Anonymous

    I am a farmer in Nyandarua,am desperately looking for Kentagra Biotechnology contacts or the molo seedling distributor ofice, I am interested in the seedlings.

  3. Anonymous

    This is impressive. Kindly provide the contacts of the organization behind this.

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