At least 150 exhibitors have confirmed their participation in the upcoming Agricultural Society of Kenya (ASK) show in Eldoret town.
The Eldoret show will be making a return after a two-year break that was occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Eldoret ASK Show Chairperson Susan Seron says preparations for the annual agricultural event are on top gear.
“This year, there will be a show starting from 2nd to 5th March. Covid-19 forced all activities to stop but now, the Show will be back,” Seron told the press at the Eldoret Showgrounds.
The theme for this year’s show is ‘promoting innovation in Agriculture and trade’.
Farmers will be trained and sensitized on a number of issues, among them how to utilize modern technology to feed animals and the best farming practices that will ensure high production and enhanced food security in the country.
Several high-profile government officials are expected to grace the 2022 Eldoret ASK show, among them Uasin Giishu Governor Jackson Mandago and Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya.
“Mandago will be the chief guest on the first day of the show, with the CS expected the following day, on March 3, 2022,” said the Eldoret ASK show chairperson.
President Uhuru Kenyatta who is the ASK Show patron is expected to officially open the event on March 4, 2022.
According to Seron, all the Covid-19 protocols shall be observed and for those who will not have been vaccinated, there will be several tents set up to enable them easily get the service.
“Everyone will be required to follow the Covid-19 protocols. There will be a Ministry of Health team at the entrance to vaccine those who haven’t been vaccinated,” she noted.
Among the key exhibitors at the Eldoret ASK show include the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB), Kenya Seed Company, Kenya Forest Service (KFS) as well as financial and learning institutions.