Nakuru ASK 2023 show kicks off

Founded by the colonial farmers in 1901 and 1st held in Nakuru in the 1920s the Nakuru Agricultural Show has commenced today at the Nakuru ASK grounds.

The theme of this year is “Promoting Climate Smart Agricultural and Trade Initiatives for Sustainable Economic Growth.”

Besides being known for providing fun for the kids, farmers are the main target as they learn about new farming techniques and technological advances that assist in achieving food security through increased production.

The main activities are; exhibitions of farm equipment, animals, sports and recreation associated with agriculture, animal husbandry and trade.

Extension officers and farmers have already gone through training sessions organized by the Nakuru ASK branch that was opened by the Agriculture Chief Officer Hon.  Kibet Kurgat on June 4th.

During the opening of the training, Chief Officer Kibet Kurgat assured the residents of Nakuru County that the county government is working hand in hand with farmers to help in the reduction of high post-harvest losses which still stands at 30% despite food shortage in the country.

During an interview at the Nakuru showground, the Chairman of ASK Perminus Migwi complimented residents and exhibitors for showing up in large numbers compared to 2022.

“We already have over 120 exhibitors on the ground and are expecting 30 more to join today,” he said.

“During last year’s ASK show, there were 90 exhibitors in total and thus shows that people are ready to showcase and learn,” he added.

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