Students Field Trips

The Field day was held at ADC Sirikwa farm in Molo Sub County, Nakuru County. It was organized by KEPHIS in conjunction with ADC- Molo. The main focus of this field day was to improve the potato seed variety awareness among the small scale farmers in Nakuru County and its environs.According to the Ministry of Agriculture there are 52 potatoes seed varieties currently available. The event also provided an opportunity for industry players to show case the available agricultural technologies which can be applied to increase yields. Participants of the field day included; Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO), Ministry of Agriculture, Syngenta, National Potato Council, Yara, Amiran and Egerton University. The speeches from the invited guests insisted on the need for farmers to embrace new technology in their farms. This included the use of certified potato seed to increase yields hence improve food security. The speech from the Guest of Honor particularly insisted on the use of certified seeds to improve potato yields. The MCF @Egerton students who attended the event had the opportunity to learn and network with the industry players. Though a lot needs to be done to spur growth in the potato industry, the field was a step towards the right direction.

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