By Nancy Masit.
Farmers in Narok County have been trained on how to grow different types of fodder.
This was done by a non-governmental organization called SNV in collaboration with KALRO where the farmers were trained in Narok North, Transmara East, Transmara West and Narok East where the farmer demo
Sites were put and farmers educated on how to plant, nurture them and how they will harvest them.
Bernard Korir Deputy Institute Director in Kiboko educated the farmers in different demo plots and gave names of the different fodders.
He told the farmers to adopt the new technologies and leave the tradition way of planting napier grass and boma rhodes alone assuring them that they can get a bumper harvest within three months. He added that they can feed their animals and also sell so as to get more money.
He said that some farmers have planted 5 acres, 3 acres and 4 acres and is good and they have already started harvesting and have started feeding on their animals.
He cautioned farmers on the expected returns and encouraged them to expand on the cultivating of the fodder since most are good source of proteins and it will increase milk production.