More NCPB stores set up in Elgeyo Marakwet as fertiliser uptake projected to raise

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Farmers from Sambirir Ward have a reason to smile after 600 bags of fertiliser were delivered at Chesoi cereal store.

The facility is among new stores approved by the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) to store fertiliser for distribution to farmers through the last mile program which seeks to have fertiliser taken to farmer’s door step.

Agriculture CECM Edwin Seroney said more deliveries will be made to Kibendo (Emsoo Ward), Labot (Lelan), Kapyego, Kocholwo (Soy South) Arror (Arror Ward) as well as Kapkitony (Kabiemit Ward).

The centre will serve farmers from Endo, Embobut-Embolot, parts of Kapyego and Sambirir Wards. I urge them to take advantage of the short rains and grow short term crops,” Seroney said.

Subsidized fetilizer that was delivered at Chesoi cereal store in Sambirir Ward.
Subsidized fetilizer that was delivered at Chesoi cereal store in Sambirir Ward.

The CECM said the next consignment of fertiliser will be determined by the uptake of the present stock.

Increased production

Mzee Willy Komen, a farmer from Sambirir said the new store will save them time and costs incurred while travelling to Kapsowar town, about 30 kilometres away to purchase fertiliser.

“I want to thank His Excellency Governor Rotich and President William Ruto for bringing us the fertiliser. I used them to plant my maize and I managed 16 bags out of the normal 10 bags,” he said.

John Biwott, who is also the chair Sambirir Farmers Cooperative society said the move to take fertilizers to their door steps was God sent.

We never thought this could be true. Now we are joining other parts of the country to enjoy government services. This will definitely lead to increase in production,” he said.

North Rift NCPB Regional manager Gilbert Rotich said Elgeyo Marakwet was among the counties that had recorded a high number of fertiliser uptake during the last planting season.

North Rift NCPB Regional manager Gilbert Rotich with County officials at the Chesoi cereal store.
North Rift NCPB Regional manager Gilbert Rotich with County officials at the Chesoi cereal store.

We will also ensure that we restock our stores as soon as they are depleted,” he said.

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