By Kiptanui Rutto
Kajiado County residents recently thronged
Ngong Veterinary farm for the Agribusiness
Farmers Association exhibition.
The exhibition brought together farmers
and business people from different parts of the
county and neighbouring counties of Nairobi and
Among the resource people were officials
from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock
Development, experts from Kenya Plant
Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS), Bayer,
Cosmos, and Agricultural Finance Corporation
Speaking to Kajiado County Press during
the function, KEPHIS representative, John
Mwangi said they work hand in hand with the
farmers and seeds packagers to ensure quality
production. He said their work is to caution
farmers over fake seedlings.
“We tell farmers to be cautious. There are
people selling fake seeds, they should check
the expiry date on the bag and keep the same
and the receipt for the seeds after planting
for follow up in case of a problem,” Mwangi
Aberdare Technologies Limited (ATL)
who showcased their agricultural technology
on tissue banana culture stole the show with a
human-size height banana bunch.
The ATL representative said they sell quality
seedlings and agro-services to farmers for
Daniel Wainaina, the founder of Farming
God’s Way said farmers have forgotten that
God is the creator of everything. He said he
developed a way of farming without tilling and
from it he has earned a lot.
“Before starting any step of farming, pray.
Ask God to bless your hands, seedlings and the
farm and protect it from drought and diseases,”
He said the farm should not be tilled but clears
the grass on it then make holes at the required
spacing and plant your seedlings. The planted farm
should be covered by dry grass; the seedlings will
do well thus producing good and quality produce.
Kimka Rabbits also presented products from
rabbits which included, meat, Samosa and Sausage.
Their representative said rabbit meat is of
high nutrition value compared to other meat products.
Jacinta Ndegwa, a Pepino Melon farmer
took farmers through the procedures of planting
the fruit. She said melon is of great use to
humanbeing. It has great nutrients hence the
name‘the super fruit’.
Kajiado farmers attend agribusiness exhibition in Ngong
By Kiptanui Rutto