The need to empower farmers with the best farming technologies in a bid to solve the ever lingering challenge of food security reached a fever pitch at the Chebororwa Agricultural Training Centre, Uasin Gishu County.
The leading Fertilizer company, Yara East Africa brought together medium and small-scale farmers from ten Cooperative Societies from several parts of the Uasin Gishu and Elgeyo Marakwet counties to appreciate the effects of employing the correct regime of Fertilizer.
Chebororwa Agricultural Training Center is one of the Centers of Excellence identified by Yara that will serve as training centers for farmers within the region.
Philip Ngetich, a medium-scale maize farmer from Soy Sub-county admitted that by using the correct fertilizer, one can realize up to 40 bags per acre of maize.
“I have moved from the traditional method of maize farming to my current commercial farming simply by using the complete range of fertilizer from Yara. I encourage farmers to solve their financial challenges by engaging in modern farming techniques,” Ng’etich said.
Yara East Africa lead Agronomists, Abenegor Sengwer, and Kefa Makori stressed the need for farmers to continuously have their soils tested so as to identify their soils requirements.
“Due to the continuous shrinking of farming spaces, it is incumbent upon farmers to use Yara range of fertilizer to maximize output while saving on inputs,” Makori emphasized.
The field day aims to empower farmers as they prepare for the 2022 planting season.