Over 5,000 maize farmers in Nandi County have benefited from crop insurance payout thanks to the County Government’s partnership with Apollo Agriculture, APA Insurance, and PULA.
The agricultural insurance compensation was made to the 5,647 farmers whose production were adversely affected by either extreme rainfall, drought, pest, or diseases among other perils that affected their yields.
The payout was for the 2021 season.
Farmers drawn from across all sub-counties are accessing seeds, fertilizers among other inputs on credit with an insurance plan from Apollo Agriculture and are expected to repay after harvesting.
Speaking during the payout in Songor-Soba ward in Tinderet, Nandi County Chief Officer for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Wilson Lelei said that the program is transforming the Agriculture sector from subsistence farming to agribusiness enterprise.
“In liaison with our partners, the County Government of Nandi has an agenda of transforming the agricultural sector. Climate change is threatening our productivity, but this partnership helps farmers mitigate and overcome risks,” the CO said.
Present during the payout event was APA Insurance Group Chief Executive Officer Ashok Shah, Apollo Agriculture Co-Founder Benjamin Njenga, Commercial Manager at PULA among other guests.