Uasin Gishu County Governor Jackson Mandago has urged farmers in Uasin Gishu to embrace modern farming in order to boost food production in the county.
Mandago appealed to small land holders to embrace new farming ideas and technology that would help maximise their land production capacity in order to improve food security in the country.
Speaking during a farmers field day held at the Kruger farm in Moiben on Friday, Mandago said the county government will allocate more funds to the agricultural sector in the next financial year.
“We are going to pump in more funds to the agricultural sector to support farmers and in order to maximize crop production in our county,”he said.
The Kenya Cereal Growers Association (CGA) chairman Mr Farnie Kruger said in as much as modern farming technology is timely it was equally important to conserve the environment.
“As much as the use of modern technology is being touted as a production catalyst, it is important that we don’t jeopardise the environment by using hazardous chemicals,” Kruger told the farmers.
He asked the government to promote the use of cost effective farming methods that will also cushion the country against food insecurity.